Religion Bulletin: Catholic bishop founds Georgetown College in D.C.
RELIGIOUS EVENTS IN HISTORY
On Jan. 23, 1786, America’s first Roman Catholic bishop and archbishop John Carroll founds the country’s first Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education, Georgetown College in Washington D.C. As the Bishop of the U.S., Carroll helped found the school, now known as Georgetown University, to educate the faithful and provide proper training for priests. Carroll began meeting with local clergy in 1783 to develop the school and in 1789 he finalized the purchase of the property in Georgetown. Administration of the school was entrusted to the religious and teaching order of the Jesuits and instruction began in 1791. Since then, the university has grown to comprise 10 undergraduate and graduate schools. The school’s main campus is located on a hill above the Potomac River.
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Jan. 25: Conversion of St. Paul (Christian)
Jan. 28: Tu B’Shvat (Jewish)
Feb. 2: Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Christian)
Feb. 2: Imbolc-Lughnassad (Wicca/Neo Pagan)
Feb. 3: St. Blaze Day (Christian)
Feb. 3: Setsebun (Shinto)
Feb. 5: Four Chaplains Sunday (Interfaith)
Feb. 8: Nirvana Day (Buddhism)
Feb. 12: Triodion (Orthodox Christian)
Feb. 12: Chinese New Year (Chinese traditional)
Feb. 14: St. Valentine’s Day (Christian)
Feb. 14: Transfiguration Sunday (Christian)
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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD
According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Rwanda is:
- Protestant: 49.5%
- Roman Catholic: 43.7%
- Muslim: 2%
- Other: 0.9%
- None: 2.5%
- Unspecified: 1.3%
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