Top 10 Worst Popes in History



Top 10 Worst Popes in History


 

In the two thousand years since Christ strolled the earth and established a standout amongst the most persuasive religions on the planet, church history has been reported by an inconceivably different accumulation of stories that address humanity of endowments, condemnations, and everything in the middle. Millions have discovered trust as a result of Christianity – however millions have likewise been butchered for the sake of God. Beginning with St. Dwindle, the world has seen an aggregate of 265 authority popes. While a hefty portion of the heavenly fathers have to be sure shown themselves to be righteous men deserving of trust and admiration, there are a couple of whose names must go down in the chronicles of ignominy, in light of the fact that they decided to hold the things of the world over the things of God. Others, while not as glaringly naughty, essentially settled on awful decisions that antagonistically influenced the individuals they should be sparing. The biographies of these popes now serve to represent the evil side of personal inclination and remind us that even God delegate can lose his direction. Here are ten of those stories, uncovering probably the most eager for power, sexually corrupt, and indecent men that have ever held the papacy – the most noticeably bad popes.

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10.  Pope Boniface VIII (c. 1235 – 1303)

Destined to a minor honorable family in Anagni, Italy, Benedetto Caetani turned into a fruitful understudy of group law and later a part of the Roman Curia, in the end winning the position of cardinal cleric in 1291. He was chosen Pope Boniface VIII on December 24, 1294 after the devout yet clumsy Pope Celestine V surrendered (potentially because o...

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9.  Pope Leo X (1475 – 1521)

Regularly connected with Martin Luther and the changes of the Protestant Reformation, Pope Leo X is likewise well-known for being a standout amongst the most rich, wild spenders who ever headed the Christian church. A popular expression credited to Leo appropriately shows his most prominent necessity: "Since God has provided for us the papacy,...

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8.  Pope Clement VI (1291 – 1352)

Pierre Roger, a Frenchman, was the fourth of the Avignon popes, and took the name Clement VI for his pontificate. He was not an especially shrewd man; truth be told, his exertions amid the Black Plague did much to give asylum to the Jews, who consequently turned into the substitutes for the lethal breakout. Depicted as a fine man of honor, a sovere...

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7.  Pope Urban II (ca. 1035 – 1099)

It's irrefutable that Otho de Lagery, who got to be Pope Urban II in 1088, was a gifted ambassador and fruitful pioneer, in charge of securing the cutting edge Roman Curia and supporting changes of the pastorate. What he is regularly associated with, then again, is his terrible part in propelling a bleeding sacred war against Muslims that has since...

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6.  Pope Julius III (1487 – 1555)

Destined to an acclaimed Roman law specialist, Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte was chosen pope in 1550 as a trade off competitor, and picked the title Julius III. While his initial vocation in the congregation demonstrates that he was extremely competent and effective, his papacy is known for being greatly inadequate and undistinguished. Generally...

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5.  Pope Stephen VI (? – 897)

Little is thought about Pope Stephen VI's close to home life and foundation, in spite of the fact that he was a Roman and the child of a cleric named John. The reason his name emerges in chapel history is a direct result of his contribution in what is maybe the most unusual religious trial ever – the Cadaver Synod of January 897. As the name ...

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4.  Pope Sergius III (? – 911)

The child of a Roman respectable and a part of the eventually unsuccessful faction which contradicted the strategies of Pope Formosus, Sergius III must primarily be seen through the inclined compositions of his adversaries, since very nearly all thoughtful records have been demolished. In any case, what we do have on Sergius proposes that he di...

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3.  Pope Benedict IX (c. 1012 – 1065/85)

Benedict IX, conceived Theophylactus of Tusculum, is known fundamentally for two things: 1) he held office on three different events, and 2) he is the main pope who sold the papacy (to his guardian, of all individuals). Benedict got to be pontiff at an exceptionally adolescent age, on account of the political ability of his father, who had figu...

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2.  Pope John XII (c. 937 – 964)

Conceived in Rome, the adolescent Octavianus for all intents and purpose had the papacy gave to him on a silver platter. His father, a patrician of Rome, made the Roman nobles make a solemn vow that at the following opportunity in the ecclesiastical seat, Octavianus would be chosen. Without a doubt enough, when he was just 18 the ruling pope passed...

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1.  Pope Alexander VI (1431 – 1503)

The prize for "Baddest Pope Ever" seemingly goes to Rodrigo Borgia, who reveled in the profits of having an uncle who simply happened to be Pope Calixtus III. On account of his advantageous economic wellbeing, Borgia passed through the positions of priest, cardinal, and bad habit chancellor, picking up gigantic riches along the way. In 14...

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