Pope Celestine V facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCelestine V
|Papacy began||5 July 1294|
|Papacy ended||13 December 1294|
|Predecessor||Pope Nicholas IV|
|Successor||Pope Boniface VIII|
|Birth name||Pietro Angelerio|
Isernia, Kingdom of Sicily
|Died||1296 (aged 80–81)
Ferentino, Papal States
|Other Popes named Celestine|
Pope Celestine V(Latin: Coelestinus Quintus; 1215 – 19 May 1296), born Pietro Angelerio di Morrone, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 193rd Pope for less than six months in 1294.
Celestine V is a saint of the Catholic Church.
Pietro Angelerio was born in the Neopolitan province of Moline.
In 1232, Angelerio became a Benedictine monk at age 17; and he was later ordained a priest.
In July 1294, the monk was elected pope; and in the same year, he abdicated or resigned from his office.
Pope Boniface VIII confined the former pope in the castle of Fumone, and he died there.
After his death
In 1313, Celestine was made a saint by Pope Clement V.
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