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The Female Pope

Although this story should not technically be classified as obscure history I have come across enough people who are not aware of it, which in my mind, makes it worth writing about. The story of the female Pope is an interesting and amusing one; and it seems fitting for the time given the Papal conclave […]


The First Heretic

The surprising resignation of Pope Benedict XVI today seems to have prompted, however briefly, a renewed interest into the history of the Papacy. There has been much talk about the unprecedented nature of the Pope’s resignation. The previous Pope to resign was 600 years ago and was by no means as simple. Pope Gregory XII […]