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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.[1]

Celestine V is a saint of the Catholic Church.[2]

Early life

Pietro Angelerio was born in the Neopolitan province of Moline.[2]


In 1232, Angelerio became a Benedictine monk at age 17; and he was later ordained a priest.[2]


In July 1294, the monk was elected pope;[2] and in the same year, he abdicated or resigned from his office.[3]

Pope Boniface VIII confined the former pope in the castle of Fumone, and he died there.[4]

After his death

In 1313, Celestine was made a saint by Pope Clement V.[5]

Related pages


Coat of arms of Celestine V
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Pope St. Celestine V," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-11-3.
  3. Lizzy Davies. "Pope Benedict XVI resigns," Guardian UK). 11 February 2013; retrieved 2013-2-11.
  4. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1836). "Celestine V," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 6, p. 400.
  5. Beckett, William. (1836). "Celestine V," A Universal Biography, Vol. 1, pp. 720-721.

Other websites

Media related to Coelestinus V at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Nicholas IV
Succeeded by
Boniface VIII