#229 – A Message for the Khan

In just a few days, the Mongol armies had devastated the armies of Western Europe and all of Christendom seemed ready to fall. Pope Innocent IV placed all his hopes for peace in the hands of a sixty-five year old Franciscan.

Links:
Letter of Pope Innocent IV to the Great Khan
The Letter of Great Khan Güyük to Pope Innocent IV
The Journal of Father John de Plano Carpini

Photo is map of the journey of Father John de Plano Carpini

Be sure to check out the CUTH blog for more on the history of the Catholic Church

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podcasticon#229 – A Message for the Khan

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