This Week in Christian History: A Pope's Death, a German Peace Agreement, and a Medieval Council

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(Photo: Reuters/Stefano Rellandini)Saint Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican March 7, 2013.

Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week in Church history. They include the sudden death of a pope, peace between Catholics and Protestants, and the start of a Medieval Church Council.

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