One was a saint, two reigned in the same century, and all three...were pretty decent guys who died too soon.
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Pope Leo X, the last non-priest to ascend to the Chair of Peter, was among the baddest of Bad Popes
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Yo, Adrian.
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Not a John Paul II or a Leo the Great, but still worth remembering
A pope who apostatized would be big news. So why didn't the best Church historian of the day write about it?
Usually people retire in their 60s, but Pope Clement IV did just the opposite.
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Turns out Nicholas V set the bar pretty high
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Pope St. John Paul II begins a 26-year papacy
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