The Popecast: A History of the Papacy

The (Bad) Pope Caught in Bed With Another Man's Wife (Pope John XII)

November 20th, 2019  •  17 mins 21 secs  •  Download (16.4 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Our pope this week – one of the notorious so-called Bad Popes – was what the kids might call “a player”. A man of loose morals who only got the job because on his deathbed dear old dad made Roman officials pinky swear to elect his kid pope. Oh, and he was killed after being caught in bed with a married woman … at the hands of her jealous husband, no less.