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Unusual moments in papal history

Published On: Feb 11 2013 11:56:59 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 12 2013 10:12:12 AM CST

From resignations to drownings and beheadings, the papacy is full of unusual and surprising moments.

Pope Moments - Benedict IX
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Pope Benedict IX (1032-1048) -- One of the youngest popes, he was the only man to have been pope on more than one occasion and the only man ever to have sold the papacy after resigning in 1045. He was later excommunicated.

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