Tuesday, December 29, 2020

President Trump honors St. Thomas Becket

"St. Thomas Becket, also called Thomas à Becket or Thomas of London, (born c. 1118, Cheapside, London, England—died December 29, 1170, Canterbury, Kent; canonized 1173; feast day December 29), chancellor of England (1155–62) and archbishop of Canterbury (1162–70) during the reign of King Henry II. His career was marked by a long quarrel with Henry that ended with Becket’s murder in Canterbury Cathedral. He is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Communion." Saint Thomas Becket | Biography, Death, & Significance | Britannica

Breitbart News:  President Trump issued a powerful proclamation on religious liberty Tuesday to commemorate the 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket.

“A society without religion cannot prosper. A nation without faith cannot endure — because justice, goodness, and peace cannot prevail without the grace of God,” the president declared in his proclamation, while calling the English saint a “lion of religious liberty.”

President Trump: Justice Cannot Prevail ‘Without the Grace of God’ (breitbart.com) [note Google removed the hot link because it was Breitbart.]

Trump calls for end to 'religious persecution worldwide' on 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket's death (msn.com)

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