The Popecast: A History of the Papacy

The Pope Who Won a Contested Election (Pope St. Cornelius)

November 12th, 2020  •  12 mins 18 secs  •  Download (14.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Our pope this week wasn’t around for long, but the time he did spend in office left its mark. He entered the Chair of Peter at a dicey time in Christian history and dealt with an arch nemesis from within the Church right after his election, to boot. He was eventually killed for his faith, and is now the patron saint of things like lovers and earaches.