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Welby becomes archbishop of Canterbury

LONDON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Justin Welby became the 105th archbishop of Canterbury in a ceremony Monday in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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Catholic bishops launch contraception push

Catholic bishops launch contraception push

BALTIMORE, June 21 (UPI) -- Catholic bishops in the United States have declared a "Fortnight for Freedom" to press their case against the Obama administration's birth-control mandate.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 21, 2012.
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Madonna admits she felt like an outsider in England

Madonna admits she felt like an outsider in England

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Madonna, an American pop star who is no stranger to scandal, says she could relate to Wallis Simpson, the controversial historic figure at the center of "W.E.," the royal romance she directed, produced and co-wrote.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 28, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2007.

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2006 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2005 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 28, the 180th day of 2004 with 186 to follow.
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Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord and later King of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the second monarch of the House of Tudor, succeeding his father, Henry VII.

Besides his six marriages, Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church. Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and establishing himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. Yet he remained a believer in core Catholic theological teachings, even after his excommunication from the Catholic Church. Henry oversaw the legal union of England and Wales with the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542.

Henry was an attractive and charismatic man in his prime, educated and accomplished. He was an author and a composer. He ruled with absolute power. His desire to provide England with a male heir—which stemmed partly from personal vanity and partly because he believed a daughter would be unable to consolidate the Tudor Dynasty and the fragile peace that existed following the Wars of the Roses—led to the two things that Henry is remembered for: his wives, and the English Reformation that made England a mostly Protestant nation. In later life he became morbidly obese and his health suffered; his public image is frequently depicted as one of a lustful, egotistical, harsh and insecure king.

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