This week in Christian history: Bishop calls for end of Hindu caste system; Puritan leader sails for America

Magna Carta
A 19th-century artist's rendering of the signing of the Magna Carta on June 15, 1215. |

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.

The following pages highlight events that happened this week in Christian history. They include a Puritan preacher setting sail for America, an Anglican bishop calling for the end of the Hindu caste system in India, and the death of an archbishop crucial to the creation of the Magna Carta.

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