Pope Celestine II


Pope Celestine II

Infobox Pope
English name=Celestine II


birth_name=Guido di Castello
term_start=September 25, 1143
term_end=March 8, 1144
predecessor=Innocent II
successor=Lucius II
birth_date=???
birthplace=Città di Castello, Italy
dead=dead|death_date=death date|1144|3|8|mf=y
deathplace=Rome, Italy
other=Celestine

Pope Celestine II (died March 8, 1144), born Guido di Castello, was Pope from 1143 to 1144. He governed the Church for only five months and thirteen days from his election until his death, March 8, 1144. He was buried at the Lateran.

He had studied under Pierre Abélard. The principal act of his Papacy was the absolution of Louis VII of France (1137–80) at the request of the penitent monarch, and the removal of the interdict under which France had lain for three years.

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