Today, Tuesday April 18, the Catholic Church honors San Galdino.
In 1162 Galdino witnessed the destruction of Milan by Frederick I, Barbarossa, and sided with Alexander III against Antipope Victor VI.
According to the Vatican website, he was then promoted to cardinal and archbishop of the city.
San Galdino worked for years to physically and spiritually rebuild the Italian city until his death in 1176.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, April 18, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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