This Week in Christian History: Cathedral Completed, Pope Elected, Holy Site Destroyed

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(Photo: Reuters/Agencja Gazeta/Jacek Smoter)An image of Pope John Paul II is projected during a multimedia show a night before his canonization, in Krakow, Poland, April 26, 2014.

Christianity has an extensive and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.

Each week brings the anniversaries of notable milestones, tragedies, triumphs, and other events that have helped shape the world of today.

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Oct. 15-21, in Church history. They include the election of a famous pope, the completion of a prominent cathedral, and the destruction of a holy site.

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