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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 21, 2021 – Hour 2

Bill Cook looks at St. Leo IX’s Leadership in Schism.

St. Leo IX: Leadership in Schism

The Great Schism was the culmination of theological and political differences that had developed between the East and the West over the centuries. At the time the Church was led by Pope Leo IX, who was tasked with leading during one of the Church’s most tumultuous times. His feast was April 19 and we’ll look at his legacy with Bill Cook.

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Lives of Great Christians

The Catholic Church: A History

William Cook is Professor Emeritus of History at State University of New York – Genesceo, where he taught on Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Church History. He is the president of the Bill Cook Foundation, which helps poor children in 29 countries go to school. Visit He is the author of several books including “The Medieval World View: An Introduction” and has hosted nine Great Courses lecture series

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