Papacy of Pope Gelasius II Begins 1118

walwyn Sun, 08/14/2011 - 09:47
Monday, January 21, 1118

On the 21st of January 1118, following the death of Pope Paschal II, Giovanni Caetani is elected Pope Gelasius II.

Giovanni Caetani had risen to prominence by reforming the papal administration, rather than relying on the traditional system of employing notaries as and when needed, Giovanni established a permanent clerical staff.