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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.

Pope Moments - Celestine V
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Pope Celestine V (1294) -- Overwhelmed by the demands of the office, this hermetic pontiff stepped down after just five months as pope in 1294. 


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