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Posted on February 11 2013
The 4 Other Popes Who Resigned
Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced he would be the first pope to step down in 600 years. Even before that, the head of the Catholic Church giving up his office voluntarily was a very rare occurrence.
List of murdered popes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Several Roman Catholic popes have been murdered. The circumstances have ranged from martyrdom ( Pope Stephen I) to war ( Lucius II), to a beating by a jealous husband ( Pope John XII). A number of ...
far more common to get whacked