Sunday, August 12, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments (1447-1559) Part XV

Pope Marcellus II

Pope Marcellus II died on 1 May 1555 in Rome, in the 1st year of his pontificate, at the age of 53-years. He was buried on 2 May in the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica, and his mortal remains were transferred on 16 October 1606 to the Grottoes of the same basilica.

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