Unholy Popes: Outrageous But True Stories of Papal Misbehavior
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Unholy Popes: Outrageous But True Stories of Papal Misbehavior

by Bob Curran, Donal O'Dea
     
 
Is the pope perfect? History shows that, in many cases, the answer is "No!" In fact, numerous popes were so far from perfect that they had no qualms about turning the Vatican into a brothel, running racketeering rings, or having their enemies murdered!

Unholy Popes will introduce you to licentious and debauched popes, incompetent popes, a Jewish pope,

Overview

Is the pope perfect? History shows that, in many cases, the answer is "No!" In fact, numerous popes were so far from perfect that they had no qualms about turning the Vatican into a brothel, running racketeering rings, or having their enemies murdered!

Unholy Popes will introduce you to licentious and debauched popes, incompetent popes, a Jewish pope, and even a dead pope. This historically accurate but humorous volume identifies each controversial pope and details his (or her, in one case) unorthodox behavior. This is the papacy as you've never seen it: stripped of pomp and circumstance and revealed to be amusingly fallible.

Dr. Bob Curran has worked as a teacher and a lecturer (which he still continues to do), and more recently as a writer, broadcaster, and consultant on historical and cultural matters to the Northern Ireland government. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife and family. His many books include Bloody Irish: Celtic Vampire Legends and Haunted and Bewitched Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435115934
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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