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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 - John VII
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Pope John VII (705-707) -- The death of Pope John VII in October 707 remains somewhat of a mystery. His cause of death is officially "unknown," but it is said he was beaten to death by the enraged husband of a woman he was sleeping with who caught them in the act.


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