Arnon Grunberg


Fan club

Rick Gladstone in Tuesday’s Times:

“Other popes known to have resigned: Pope Celestine V: A recluse who only reluctantly accepted his election in 1294, Celestine V resigned and fled the Vatican after just three months to wander in the mountains. According to a history timeline on, the bishop who became his successor, Boniface VIII, was intent on ensuring that Celestine V did not become an example for future popes, and ordered Celestine V seized and imprisoned as he was about to sail to Greece. He died in custody in 1296 at the age of 81, and was declared a saint in 1313.”

(Read the complete article here.)

Based on this description I would like to start a fan club for Pope Celestine V.

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