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This week in Christian history: Dozens killed at archbishop's funeral, Reformation leader consecrated

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Throughout the extensive history of the Church, there have been numerous events of lasting significance.

Each week brings anniversaries of impressive milestones, unforgettable tragedies, amazing triumphs, memorable births, notable deaths and everything in between.

Some of the events drawn from over 2,000 years of history might be familiar, while other happenings may be previously unknown by most people.

The following pages highlight events that happened this week — March 28 through April 3 — in Christian history. They include Archbishop Thomas Cranmer's consecration, fatal violence at the funeral of Saint Oscar Romero and the birth of an influential Czech theologian.

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