Gauthier of Bruges
According to medieval legend, Gauthier, a Franciscan monk
made a bishop by Pope Nicholas III and deposed by Clement
V, appealed to God against his deposition and asked to be buried
with his act of appeal in his hand. Some time after his death,
Pope Clement V visited Poitiers and, finding himself one day
in a Franciscan monastery, asked to see Gauthier’s remains. He
caused the tomb to be opened and was horrified to see Gauthier
of Bruges presenting his act of appeal with a withered

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