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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 - Clement I
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Pope Clement I (92-99 AD) -- According to legend, Pope Clement I was banished from Rome and sent to work in a stone quarry. After converting locals and fellow prisoners to Christianity, an anchor was tied around his neck and he was thrown into the Black Sea.

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