The Popecast: A History of the Papacy

The Greatest Pope You've Never Heard Of (Sixtus V)

May 27th, 2021  •  24 mins 24 secs  •  Download (27.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Our pope this week was startlingly good for a Renaissance pontiff – he didn’t use his power to elevate all of his greedy nephews, he began as a monk and never really forgot it, and he worked so hard and so much that he could have coined the phrase “I can sleep when I’m dead.”