Pope John Paul II Beatifies Marco d'Aviano

Pope John Paul II Beatifies Marco d'Aviano

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Source: James G. Howes

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Pope John Paul II beatifies Marco d'Aviano, a 17th-century friar who is credited with having united Christian forces against invading Ottoman Turks outside Vienna in 1683.

After the Turkish forces fled they left behind sacks of coffee beans which the Europeans found too bitter to drink, so they sweetened it with honey and milk. The resulting drink is believed by some to have acquired the name cappuccino after the d'Avaino's Capuchin order of monks.

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