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DavoTB t1_j2h7jwf wrote

New year….new postings about Pope Facts?


meMaggatron t1_j2gxbst wrote



D4M14NU5 t1_j2gzmlt wrote

The fingers were symbolic of his ministry as Bishop and Priest. Beyond that, regarding motivation for the trial, that particular pope was gravely mentally ill.


Burninator05 t1_j2gx377 wrote

And Formosus' body was removed from the river, reburied in St Peter's after Steven VI died, and was forgiven by Sergius III.


fishkuz t1_j2hxsgt wrote

Omg, how long was the corpse in there?


TheKert t1_j2isj1u wrote

"Probably around January 897, Stephen VI ordered that the corpse of his predecessor Formosus be removed from its tomb and brought to the papal court for judgment."

"The macabre spectacle turned public opinion in Rome against Stephen. Formosus' body washed up on the banks of the Tiber, and rumor said it had begun to perform miracles. A public uprising deposed and imprisoned Stephen. He was strangled in prison in July or August 897."

6 months or so


smallbutlazy t1_j2h256w wrote

wow Catholicism used to be way cooler back in the day


Skittles_the_Unicorn t1_j2gycpl wrote

Too bad he wasn't Pope Freddy. Freddy got fingered jokes would be so easy.


apple_kicks t1_j2h8m6q wrote

There needs to be a game of thrones like show about all the crazy ancient or medieval popes


BrokenEye3 t1_j2hiqgn wrote

Steve Six was just jealous 'cause he didn't have a cool name like Formosus


Landlubber77 t1_j2h08cr wrote

I wish I could de-finger my sophomore homecoming date. My hand smelled like burnt onions and tilapia for 24 hours.