Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fact of the Day: Pope Formosus

Pope Formosus was Pope briefly from 891 until his death in 896. Before his election to Pope and during his reign, he often gotten in trouble with politics within the church, Italy, and the Holy Roman Emperor. The next major pope Stephen VI had his body put on trial and he was found guilty of various things. There was even another posthumous trial with another guilty verdict. As such, virtually all of his actions as Pope were declared null and void.  

7 comments:

  1. Damn, charging a body? Pffft religious nuts.

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  2. I would love to find out what he was found guilty of specifically, AND after he was dead! Crazy! Hugs...and happy Saturday!

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  3. Isn't that something, a posthumous trial and finding him guilty after he was dead.

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  4. Religion has caused much strife in the world.

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  5. Poor guy ~ trouble with politics before and after death!

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