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Unusual moments in papal history

POSTED: 09:56 AM PST Feb 11, 2013    UPDATED: 08:12 AM PST Feb 12, 2013 

From resignations to drownings and beheadings, the papacy is full of unusual and surprising moments.

Pope Moments - John XXI
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Pope John XXI (Eight months in 1276) -- The only Portuguese pope and only pope to have been a physician, he died when a section of the poorly constructed roof at his palace in Viterbo, Italy, collapsed in on him while he was asleep in bed.


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