Pope Celestine II

illustration of Pope Celestine II, date unknown, artist unknown, and the New Catholic Dictionary illustration of the coat of arms of Pope Celestine IIAlso known as

  • Caelestinus II
  • Guido del Castello
  • Guido de Castellis


Studied under Peter Abelard. Father Guido was known as a serious man who took his vocation very seriously indeed. Created Cardinal-Deacon of San Maria in Via Lata in 1128 by Innocent II. Cardinal-Priest of San Marco in December 1133. Papal legate to France in 1140. Elected pope in 1143. Removed the papal interdict over France, and granted absolution to King Louis VII. Reigned less than six months.


  • in Tuscany, Italy as Guido del Castello

Papal Ascension


MLA Citation

  • “Pope Celestine II“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 March 2016. Web. 18 October 2018. <>