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Pope Celestine, III
Birth: 1106
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Death: Jan. 8, 1198, Vatican City

Catholic Pope. Born Giacinto Bobone Orsini of noble Roman ancestry. He had been cardinal deacon of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, Italy, for 47 years when, on March 30, 1191, at the age of 85, he was elected as the first member of the Roman Orsini family to become pope. He acted vigorously to protect the sanctity of the marriage bond when Philip II of France tried to repudiate his Danish wife, Ingeborg. He fostered the Teutonic Knights and the Bridgebuilding Brothers. He canonized several saints, among them the Irish Malachi. He protected the Jews and victims of shipwreck. Greatly interested in the Holy Land, he did much for the Knights Templar and the Knights of St. John. (bio by: MC) 
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
GPS (lat/lon): 41.88591, 12.50616
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Oct 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9602934
Pope Celestine, III
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- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 8, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 6, 2015
Glory to God in the highest and peace to his prople on earth. Pray for us Pope Celestine.
- Linda
 Added: Apr. 4, 2015
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