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Dear Catholic.com visitor: Summer is here, and you may be thinking about a well-deserved vacation, family get-togethers, BBQs with neighborhood friends. More than likely, making a donation to Catholic Answers is not on your radar right now. But this is exactly the time we most need your help. The “summer slowdown” in donations is upon us, but the work of spreading the gospel and explaining and defending the Faith never takes a break. Your gift today will change lives and save souls for Christ this summer! The reward is eternal. Thank you and God bless.

Pope Celestine IV

Reigned 1241

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Celestine IV, POPE (GOFREDO CASTIGLIONI), a native of Milan, nephew of Urban III, and probably a Cistercian; d. November 10, 1241. He was made cardinal by Gregory IX and succeeded him, October 25, 1241, at the height of the papal warfare with Emperor Frederick II. He died after a reign of fifteen days.

THOMAS J. SHAHAN


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