The twenty-fifth day of May.
- 1521. Edict of Worms declares Martin Luther to be a heretic and outlaw.
- 1914. Giacomo della Chiesa (later Pope Benedict XV becomes a cardinal.
- 1963. Pope John XXIII suffers a stomach hemorrhage and remains hospitalized until his death on June 3.
- 1995. Pope John Paul II publishes the encyclical Ut Unum Sint (That they may be one), which affirms the Papal commitment to ecumenism.
- 1085. Death of Pope Gregory VII.
- 1847. John Alexander Dowie, faith healer (died 1907).
- 1930. Death of Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1903 to1928
- Third Finding of the Head of St. John the Forerunner (Eastern Orthodox)
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