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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 - Celestine V
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Pope Celestine V (1294) -- Overwhelmed by the demands of the office, this hermetic pontiff stepped down after just five months as pope in 1294. 

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