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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 - John XXI
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Pope John XXI (Eight months in 1276) -- The only Portuguese pope and only pope to have been a physician, he died when a section of the poorly constructed roof at his palace in Viterbo, Italy, collapsed in on him while he was asleep in bed.

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