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Melissa Snell

Celestine V

By March 27, 2013

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He was a good man, a wise man, a saintly man, an old man... a really old man; and when he was elected pope he wanted only to stay in his solitary home in the mountains, fast, wear uncomfortable clothes, and pray. But Pietro da Morrone believed the Church needed him; and so he became Pope Celestine V. Find out how that worked out in his Who's Who profile, and get the whole story in his Concise Biography.


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