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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Saint Peter (32-67 AD) -- According to Catholic beliefs, Peter was the first pope and the focus of Roman Emperor Nero's ire. Nero sent an order for Peter's arrest, and although Peter escaped, it is said a vision of Jesus inspired him to return to Rome and accept his martyrdom. He was ultimately crucified.


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