Pope Saint Gelasius II

Pope Saint Gelasius IIAlso known as

  • Giovanni de Gaeta



Benedictine monk at Monte Cassino. Counsellor to Pope Pascal II. Cardinal. Chancellor of the Vatican. Chosen 161st Pope. His election was contested by Cenzio Frangipani who imprisoned him; a Roman mob rescued him and placed him on the throne. He struggled with Holy Roman Emperor Henry V and his appointed anti-pope, Maurice Bourdin, for control of the corporate church, and fled to France to escape their forces.


Papal Ascension


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MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Gelasius II“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 June 2015. Web. 2 December 2015. <>