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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon M. Sweeney Narrator: Jon M. Sweeney Publisher: Franciscan Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter Morrone, a hermit, founder of a religious order, and depending on to whom you talk, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a saint, and possibly the victim of murder. A stroke of fate would, practically overnight, transform this humble servant of God into the most powerful man in the Catholic Church. Half a year later, he would be the only pope in history to abdicate the Chair of St. Peter, an act that nearly brought the papacy to its knees. What led him to make that decision and what happened afterward would be shrouded in mystery for centuries.

The Pope Who Quit pulls back the veil of secrecy on this dramatic time in history and showcases a story that involves deadly dealings, apocalyptic maneuverings, and papal intrigue.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/16/2014

    " It just lost me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rebecca Stilson | 2/12/2014

    " Really interesting information "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrie Bashford | 1/13/2014

    " Really interesting book...it's about Pope Celestine V who was Pope in the Middle Ages but there is so much that is relevant to our lives today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Coleen Dailey | 1/13/2014

    " THis was an interesting story of a man who has a hermit, a contemplative who lived a quiet monastic life. He is surprisingly elected pope and holds the job for six weeks and then quits. He hopes to go back to his life as a hermit but is imprisoned by the new pope and unexpectedly dies while in prison. He may have died of old age because he was 85 but now one is really sure. I did not even know you could quit being pope but obviously this Peter Morrone was not cut out for the church politics of the 13th century. "

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