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This week in Christian history: Protestant preacher found guilty of heresy; GK Chesterton dies, Pius IX becomes pope

This week in Christian history: Protestant preacher found guilty of heresy; GK Chesterton dies, Pius IX becomes pope

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874—1936), notable prolific writer and lay theologian. | (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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, June 14-20, in Church history. They include the death of G.K. Chesterton, Pope Pius IX becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church, and a female English Protestant preacher being found guilty of heresy.

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