This week in Christian history: English king converts; pope visits Poland; Far East Broadcasting Company launches

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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, May 31 to June 6, in Church history. They include the conversion of an English king to Christianity, Pope John Paul visiting Communist Poland, and the on-air premiere of The Far East Broadcasting Company.

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