Papal History Filled with Colorful Men, Intrigue Problems with papal succession have dogged the church throughout its history. In the past it has led to wars, schisms and intrigue. Often, bribery, poison or the dagger decided who became pope.
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Papal History Filled with Colorful Men, Intrigue

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Papal History Filled with Colorful Men, Intrigue

Papal History Filled with Colorful Men, Intrigue

Papal History Filled with Colorful Men, Intrigue

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Problems with papal succession have dogged the church throughout its history. In the past it has led to wars, schisms and intrigue. Often, bribery, poison or the dagger decided who became pope.