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The Pope wasn’t killed by a nail to the skull

Because of the abdication of Benedict XVI we had reason to turn the pages of our history books back to the resignation of Celestine V.
Who can forget that image of Benedict, then Pope, laying his pallium on the glass case … Continue reading

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A Pope in hell? The curious case of Pope St. Peter Celestine V

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 … Continue reading

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