medieval:

Miniature of Pope Celestine V kneeling in prayer. 15th C.
After only five months of pontificate, in 1294, he issued a solemn decree declaring it permissible for a Pope to resign, and then did so himself.

medieval:

Miniature of Pope Celestine V kneeling in prayer. 15th C.

After only five months of pontificate, in 1294, he issued a solemn decree declaring it permissible for a Pope to resign, and then did so himself.

(via mollyrazor)