Thanks for that amazing fact!
Don’t thank me. I think King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella are responsible for Christopher Columbus sailing to New World (& Of course: the hand of God). The maybe-myth was that Isabella had to sell off some of her jewelry for the financing of the trip.
The Knights of Columbus take their name from Columbus. Christopher Columbus (being Italian = eye-talian) is VERY VERY Catholic & the Monarchs are too (present tense, >who am I to deny someone Heaven). They wanted to bring salvation through Jesus Christ to ALL the people encountered on the voyage of discovery. Priests were brought along & were an important part of the voyage.
The secular historians write about Columbus as though he was >just looking for the ‘spice islands.’ Actually, Christopher Columbus was VERY VERY successful as I am now staying up & watching The Pope on his visit to Mexico.