Celestine V

Celestine V

Birth
Isernia, Provincia di Isernia, Molise, Italy
Death 19 May 1296 (aged 80–81)
Ferentino, Provincia di Frosinone, Lazio, Italy
Burial L'Aquila, Provincia di L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Memorial ID 8816384 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Pope. Born Pietro Murrone, in the early century of poor parents, at age of 20 he became a hermit, praying, working, and reading the Bible. He followed the Benedictine rule, and so many other hermits came to him for guidance, that he founded the Holy Spirit Community of Maiella (Benedictine Celestines). Celestine's election ended a two-year deadlock among the cardinals over a successor to Nicholas IV. he proved a most ineffectual pope and an easy prey to opportunists. King Charles II of Naples quickly dominated him and kept the pope in Naples. Celestine freely granted privileges and offices, turned the duties of his office over to a committee of three cardinals, and kept to his cell. His reign was so chaotic that he abdicated after only five months and ordered a new election. He was canonized in 1313.

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  • Added: 23 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8816384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Celestine V (1215–19 May 1296), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8816384, citing Basilica of Saint Mary Di Collemaggio, L'Aquila, Provincia di L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .