Pope Celestine IV facts for kids
|Papacy began||25 October 1241|
|Papacy ended||10 November 1241|
|Predecessor||Pope Gregory IX|
|Successor||Pope Innocent IV|
|Birth name||Goffredo Castiglione|
|Died||November 10, 1241
|Other Popes named Celestine|
Pope Celestine IV (Latin: Coelestinus Quartus; died 10 November 1241 in Rome), born Goffredo Castiglione, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 180th Pope for two weeks from October 25, 1241 to November 10, 1241.
Goffredo Castiglione was born in Milan, but the date of birth is unknown.
Castiglione became a Cistercian monk.
In 1238, he was made Bishop of Sabina.
Cardinal Castiglione was elected on October 25, 1241; and he chose to be called Pope Celestine IV. His reign lasted only seventeen days.
After his death
He died on November 10, 1241; and he was buried in St Peter's. The exact location of his tomb has been lost.
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