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John Paul I

On August 26, 1978, a conclave elected the Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Albino Luciani, to the See of Peter, taking the name John Paul I. He led the Catholic Church for 33 days. 1)

Book of Tobit

The demon Asmodeus occurs mainly in the Book of Tobit. In addition, he appears in demonology and in some Talmudic legends, to which he probably came from Zarathustrianism at the time when the territories of the Jews passed into the hands of the Persian Achaemenids. Before the fall he belonged to the Seraphim Choir. In it, he was the Ashma-devah - the leader of the devas (demons). 2)

Christianity as the state religion

Armenia is the first country in the world to declare Christianity the state religion, earlier than the Roman Empire did. This was probably during the reign of King Tyridates III (298-330) as early as 301, at a time when Rome was undergoing severe persecution of Christians on the orders of Emperor Diocletian (284-305). 3)

Great Western Schism

The Great Western Schism was a period that lasted from 1378 to 1417. It had to do with the end of the Avignon Captivity In 1377, Pope Gregory XI, who resided in Avignon, returned to Rome. After his death in 1378, Urban VI was elected in Rome, but the decision was contested by some pro-Franciscan cardinals who sided with their own candidate, Clement VII. This marked the beginning of a decades-long dual government (and after the Council of Pisa, even a triple government). Church unity was not restored until 1417 at the Council of Constance. 4)

Pax et Treuga Dei

Pax et Treuga Dei was first introduced by the synod of Charroux in 989. It set a time frame for an absolute armistice: from Wednesday evening to Monday morning, later also throughout the Advent and Lenten seasons. The oldest state peace was concluded in 1103 at Mainz. Great authority was later enjoyed by the Landfried of Mainz, Frederick II. 5)

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