The Popecast: A History of the Papacy

The Pope Who Hired a Warrior Cardinal (Innocent VI)

August 19th, 2021  •  11 mins 52 secs  •  Download (13.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Our pope this week was a pontiff in exile – the whole Roman Curia was in those days – who everyone thought would be near death, but he ended up sticking around for 10 years and set about cleaning up the clerical riff-raff, leaving us with one of the greatest hymns ever written, and hiring a bloodhound in a red hat to prowl around Italy and gain back what was rightfully Peter’s.