Pope Celestine V

Pope Celestine V

In the 13th century, when cardinals failed to elect a Pope for 2 years, a hermit warned them of divine vengeance. Cardinals elected him as Pope Celestine V. He refused and tried to flee. After being persuaded, he wrote two decrees: one for fixing the papal elections and the other for allowing him to resign. He then resigned.

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