This week in Christian history: first black Catholic bishop; Indian evangelist; England bans Christmas

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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 2-8, in Church history. They include the consecration of the first African American Catholic bishop, the birth of a notable twentieth century Indian evangelist, and England banning Christmas.

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