Pope Celestine V facts

Celestine V
Papacy began 5 July 1294
Papacy ended 13 December 1294
Predecessor Pope Nicholas IV
Successor Pope Boniface VIII
Personal details
Birth name Pietro Angelerio
Born 1215
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.

Early life

Pietro Angelerio was born in the Neopolitan province of Moline.

Priest

In 1232, Angelerio became a Benedictine monk at age 17; and he was later ordained a priest.

Pope

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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