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.
Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303) -- In September 1303, an army led by a prominent Italian family kidnapped Pope Boniface VIII and demanded that he abdicate. Held in captivity for multiple days, he refused. Boniface survived the attack and returned to Rome only to die a month later.
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