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Pope Joan?

Pope John the VIII or was it Pope Joan?Nobody knows if it’s a true story, but during the later part of the 13th century it was believed to be fact. It all happened hundreds of years before that, so it’s hard to tell truth from fiction.There was a person who became Pope John VIII and supposedly ruled the Church for over two years from 855 to 858. It was a relatively short papacy and was first mention by Mariano Scoto, a Benedictine monk in a…

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Rumors of a woman Pope

Pope John the VIII or was it Pope Joan? Nobody knows if it’s a true story, but during the later part of the 13th century it was believed to be fact. It all happened hundreds of years before that, so its hard to tell truth from fiction. There was a person who became Pope John VIII and supposedly ruled the Church for over two years from 855 to 858. It was a relatively short papacy and was first mention by Mariano Scoto, a Benedictine monk…

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