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This week in Christian history: Missionary to China, Scottish Protestant martyr, ‘The Catholic Hour’

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St. John's Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. |

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, March 1-7, in Church history. They include the launching of the radio program “The Catholic Hour,” the arrival of a notable missionary to China, and the martyrdom of a Scottish Protestant leader.

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