A Pope in hell?

Posted May 19, 2017 7:08 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

A Pope in hell?

Today is the feast of St. Peter Celestine, Pope Celestine V, who famously resigned the papacy.
One of the fascinating people in our Catholic family history.
Pietro da Morrone, born c. 1215, in the Molise area of central Italy, came from a family of peasants.  He entered a Benedictine monastery and later became a hermit.  Peter eventually guided a community of hermits modeled along the lines of the Cistercian Benedictine rule.  He was well-known for his holiness and his acclaimed ability to heal.
With the death of Nicholas IV, the see of Peter was vacant for three years.  Pietro was eventually elected “by

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