Unusual moments in papal history

Published On: Feb 11 2013 11:56:59 AM CST   Updated On: Apr 25 2014 02:11:07 PM CDT

On Saturday, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be named saints. In light of their canonization, take a look back at a few of the notable, unusual and surprising moments throughout papal history.

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Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013) -- Scandal also struck the papacy in 2012, when a papal butler leaked personal and official documents to an Italian journalist, implicating the Vatican in nepotism and corruption. Pope Benedict XVI later granted his ex-butler a Christmas pardon.

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