Unusual moments in papal history

Published On: Feb 11 2013 09:56:59 AM PST   Updated On: Apr 25 2014 12:11:07 PM PDT

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.

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Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013) -- In a historic first, Pope Benedict XVI issued several formal apologies in 2010 to victims of sexual abuse by priests and acknowledged that the Catholic Church has been slow to deal with the problem.


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