Proclamation on 850th anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket

Today is the Feast of St. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and martyr. He was murdered in his cathedral on December 29, 1170 after conflict with King Henry II over the rights of the Church. A brief bio of this saint can be read here.

The White House issued a proclamation today praising St. Thomas Becket, on the 850th anniversary of his death. That proclamation can be read here.

St. Thomas Becket, pray for us!

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