By Jon M. Sweeney
The riveting tale of Pope St. Celestine V, the pope who retired from the papacy.
At the shut of the tumultuous heart a while, there lived a guy who appeared destined from delivery to avoid wasting the realm. His identify was once Peter Morrone, a hermit, a founding father of a non secular order, and, counting on whom you check with, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a saint, and doubtless the sufferer of homicide. A stroke of destiny might, essentially in a single day, rework this humble servant of God into the main robust guy within the Catholic Church. part a yr later, he stands out as the simply pope in heritage to abdicate the chair of St. Peter, an act that almost introduced the papacy to its knees. What led him to make that call and what occurred later on will be shrouded in secret for hundreds of years. The Pope Who Quit pulls again the veil of secrecy in this dramatic time in heritage and showcases a narrative that consists of lethal dealings, apocalyptic maneuverings, and papal intrigue.