Pope Benedict: Obsessed with Celestine V??
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Celestine year? Right here:
"VATICAN CITY, JUNE 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will visit the earthquake scourged Abruzzi region of Italy on July 4 and venerate the relics of St. Celestine V, the 13th-century Pope who abdicated the papacy after only five months.

The Vatican press office published the official program for the one-day trip to the city of Sulmona, located about an hour southwest of the epicenter of the April 2009 quake that left more than 300 dead and more than 65,000 homeless in and around the city of L'Aquila.

Benedict XVI visited the region that same month, at which time he made a stop at the Collemaggio Basilica in L'Aquila to pray in front of the casket with the remains of Celestine V. To emphasize his spiritual solidarity, the Pontiff left there the pallium that he received at the beginning of his pontificate.

The Pontiff then convoked a Celestine Year -- from Aug. 28, 2009, to Aug. 29, 2010 -- that celebrates the 800th birthday of the Pope. The saint's remains have been on pilgrimage during this year throughout the dioceses of the region.


http://www.zenit.org/article-29620?l=english

And right chere, the Indulgence:

"Vatican grants indulgence to mark Celestine Year
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2009 12:01 am


Vatican grants indulgence to mark Celestine Year | Vatican grants indulgence to mark Celestine Year,Apostolic Penitentiary, St Celestine V during the year dedicated to him.
On behalf of Pope Benedict XVI, the Apostolic Penitentiary has granted a special plenary indulgence to those who pray before the remains of St Celestine V during the year dedicated to him.

The Celestine Year began on Friday, with an opening ceremony by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope's secretary of state, in L'Aquila, Italy, a town struck by an earthquake last April.

This jubilee year, which closes on 29 August 2010, celebrates the 800th birthday of the Pope. Born as Pietro Angeleri da Morrone in 1209, he was elected Pontiff in 1294, and died in 1296.


Celestine V, a monk and hermit who founded the Celestine Order in the Abruzzi region, Italy, is known for voluntarily resigning from ministry as the Bishop of Rome, after only five months of his pontificate.

He resigned in order to return to the life of a hermit, naming as his motivations: 'the desire for humility, for a purer life, for a stainless conscience, the deficiencies of his own physical strength, his ignorance, the perverseness of the people, his longing for the tranquility of his former life.'

Celestine V was imprisoned by his successor, Pope Boniface VIII, and he died a few months later.

http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=14737

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