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25 Aug
1967: 'American Hitler' shot dead

29 Jul
1968: Pope renews birth control ban

20 Oct
1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit

11 Jul
1977: Gay paper guilty of blasphemy

29 Sep
1978: Catholics mourn Pope's death

16 Oct
1978: Polish bishop is new Pope

02 Jun
1979: Millions cheer as the Pope comes home

29 Sep
1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland

09 Jul
1984: Historic York Minster engulfed by flames

11 Dec
1986: BBC Aids slogan angers church

02 Feb
1987: Peace envoy imprisoned in Beirut

26 Feb
1987: Synod says 'yes' to women priests

21 Feb
1988: TV evangelist quits over sex scandal

14 Feb
1989: Ayatollah sentences author to death

11 Nov
1992: Church of England votes for women priests

05 Oct
1994: Cult members die in 'mass suicide'

25 Sep
1996: Taleban gains threaten Kabul

27 Sep
1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls

05 Sep
1997: Mother Teresa dies

17 Jun
2001: Catholic leader Cardinal Winning dies

28 Oct
2001: Christians killed in Pakistan massacre

23 Nov
2002: Riots force Miss World out of Nigeria

03 Aug
2003: Anglican church approves gay bishop


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