Restored to Power

Following the dem
ise of Pope Urban VI, the Cardinals loyal to Rome immediately elected the youthful Neapolitan, Pietro Tomacelli who took the name Boniface IX. One of the first acts of Boniface as pope was to restore Adam to freedom, readmit him to the college of cardinals and restore his power within the Papal Curia. Adam rapidly established himself with a court in Rome and lived, no doubt, close to his titular church of St Cecilia. The 14th century house (pictured)
opposite the church may well have been the sort of establishment the cardinal would have run. Today the colonnade onto the street is bricked in but it gives a flavour of how Adam's residence might have looked.