Monday, April 23, 2007

One Hundred Seventy-fifth Pope: Celestine III - 0 comments

Celestine ruled for nearly 7 years. Before his death he intended to resign and name his own successor, to prevent the kind of squabbling that usually happens at papal election time. But the College of Cardinals, who actually choose the next Pope, would have none of that.

Incidentally, Celestine bears a striking resemblance to French actor Dominique Pinon. You know, from Amelie and every Jean-Pierre Jeunet movie ever?


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