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Unusual moments in papal history

Published On: Feb 11 2013 01:33:09 PM EST

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

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Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013) -- Benedict stunned the Catholic world with news of his resignation in February 2013, making him the first pope to resign in more than 500 years.


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