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Unusual moments in papal history

Published On: Feb 11 2013 09:56:59 AM PST   Updated On: Feb 12 2013 08:12:12 AM PST

From resignations to drownings and beheadings, the papacy is full of unusual and surprising moments.

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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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