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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.

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Pope Sergius III (January 904-April 911) -- He is believed to be the only pope who ordered the murder of another pope with the strangulation death of Antipope Christopher. He's also rumored to have fathered a son with the daughter of a count who helped the pope expand into more territory. His son went on to become pope himself.

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