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Wighard was a Roman Catholic Saxon priest of the late 7th century. In 666, he was elected to be the Archbishop of Canterbury by Oswiu of Northumbria and Ecgberht of Kent; he was sent to visit Pope Vitalian for confirmation. However, he died before his consecration in Rome, due to the bubonic plague. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian body in the world. ... The Saxon people or Saxons were a large and powerful Germanic people located in what is now northwestern Germany and a small section of the eastern Netherlands. ... // Events Islam starts in Arabia, the Quran is written, and Syria, Iraq, Persia, North Africa and Central Asia convert to Islam. ... This page is about the year A.D. 666. ... Arms of the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Oswiu (c. ... Ecgberht, or Egbert (d. ... Vitalianus (died January 27, 672) was Pope from 657 - 672. ... To consecrate an inanimate object is to dedicate it in a ritual to a special purpose, usually religious. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,823,210 almost 4,000,000 1... Bubonic plague is an infectious disease that is believed to have caused several epidemics or pandemics throughout history. ...


See also

Coat of arms of the Archbishop of Canterbury. ...

External link

  • Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England, Volume III, Chapter XXIX


Preceded by:
St. Deusdedit
Archbishop of Canterbury
666
Succeeded by:
Adrian


Saint Deusdedit (d. ... Arms of the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ...


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Wighard Information (71 words)
Wighard was a Roman Catholic Saxon priest of the late 7th century.
In 664, he was elected to be the Archbishop of Canterbury by Oswiu of Northumbria and Ecgberht of Kent; he was sent to visit Pope Vitalian for confirmation.
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Christian Network (396 words)
How the priest Wighard was sent from Britain to Rome, to be ordained archbishop; of his death there, and of the letters of the Apostolic Pope giving an account thereof.
But Wighard, arriving at Rome, was cut off by death, before he could be consecrated bishop, and the following letter was sent back into Britain to King Oswy:— "To the most excellent lord, our son, Oswy, king of the Saxons, Vitalian, bishop, servant of the servants of God.
Saluting your Excellency with fatherly affection, we never cease to pray to the Divine Goodness, to vouchsafe to assist you and yours in all good works, that you may reign with Christ in the world to come.
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