At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who
seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter
Morrone, a hermit, a founder of a religious order, and, depending
on whom you talk to, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a
coward, a saint, and possibly the victim of murder. A stroke of
fate would, practically overnight, transform this humble servant of
God into the most powerful man in the Catholic Church. Half a year
later, he would be the only pope in history to abdicate the chair
of St. Peter, an act that nearly brought the papacy to its knees.
What led him to make that decision and what happened afterward
would be shrouded in mystery for centuries. The Pope Who Quit pulls
back the veil of secrecy on this dramatic time in history and
showcases a story that involves deadly dealings, apocalyptic
maneuverings, and papal intrigue.