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.

Pope Moments - Marcellinus
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Pope Marcellinus (June 296-April 304) -- This early church pope abdicated or was deposed in 304 after complying with the Roman emperor's order to offer sacrifice to the pagan gods.


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