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This week in Christian history: Cardinal Wolsey dies, Church founder born

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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 might be previously unknown by most people.

This week — Nov. 28 through Dec. 4 — marks the anniversary of the death of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, the birth of a prominent Mennonite bishop, and a Jesuit building the first structure in what is now Chicago, Illinois.

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