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A Hermit Over His Head

In the wake of Pope Benedict's resignation yesterday, the world has become re-aquainted with a more famous papal resignation; that of Celestine V, a hermit who proved wildly incompetent as pope and never wanted the job in the first place – but was canonized nevertheless, and received special acclaim from Pope Benedict just three years ago. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 12, 2013 - 44 comments

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