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This week in Christian history: ‘Fighting Chaplain’ killed, John XXIII born, Orthodox-Catholic dialogue

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Faithful pose with pictures of Pope John Paul II (L) and Pope John XXIII in front of St. Peter's Square, in Rome, Italy, April 25, 2014. |

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, telling tribulations, inspirational progress, and everything in between.

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Nov. 24-30, in Church history. They include the death of a chaplain who fought in the American Revolution, the birth of an influential pope, and increased efforts of dialogue between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

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