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Offline Clemens Maria

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Re: One pope elected while another was still alive?
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2020, 09:48:03 PM »
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  • I am content to say that, since we don't know what happened after he was taken into captivity, there is no proof either way that another pope was elected while he was alive, which I maintain is impossible anyway.

    We do have proof that Pope St Eugene I was elected BEFORE Pope St Martin I was dead.  So there was another claimant to the Holy See while Pope St Martin I was alive.  We don't have proof that Pope St Martin resigned.  But we do have proof that the Roman clergy accepted Pope St Eugene as the Roman Pontiff while Pope St Martin was still alive.  We can't just dismiss the facts because they are not easily reconciled with what we think about peaceful acceptance.

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    Re: One pope elected while another was still alive?
    « Reply #31 on: January 13, 2020, 10:49:24 PM »
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  • The fact that Fr Connell felt compelled to write that article in 1965 is proof of the lack of peace within the Church about the pope.


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    Re: One pope elected while another was still alive?
    « Reply #32 on: January 13, 2020, 11:40:44 PM »
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  • What about Pope St Celestine?
    Pope Celestine V (Latin: Caelestinus V; 1215 – 19 May 1296), born Pietro Angelerio (according to some sources Angelario, Angelieri, Angelliero, or Angeleri), also known as Pietro da Morrone, Peter of Morrone, and Peter Celestine, was pope for five months from 5 July to 13 December 1294, when he resigned. He was also a monk and hermit who founded the order of the Celestines as a branch of the Benedictine order.
    He was elected pope in the Catholic Church's last non-conclave papal election, ending a two-year impasse. Among the few edicts of his to remain in force was the confirmation of the right of the pope to abdicate; nearly all of his other official acts were annulled by his successor, Boniface VIII.[1] On 13 December 1294, a week after issuing the decree, Celestine resigned, stating his desire to return to his humble, pre-papal life. He was subsequently imprisoned by Boniface in the castle of Fumone in the Lazio region, in order to prevent his potential installation as antipope. He died in prison on 19 May 1296 at the age of 81.[1]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Celestine_V

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    Re: One pope elected while another was still alive?
    « Reply #33 on: January 14, 2020, 08:31:11 AM »
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  • What about Pope St Celestine?


    Exactly!  Again, Poche, another great example of why you're a "Hero Member" here on CathInfo.

    Keep up your great work!


     

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