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Who was the worst Pope in the history of the Church?

(Roberto de Mattei, Rorate Caeli, 04 december 2019)

Who was the worst Pope in the history of the Church? Many retain that it was Alexander VI, a Pope excessively criticized. According to St. Robert Bellarmine it was John XII (937-964), whom he defines “omnium pontificum fere deterrimus”, “practically the worst of all pontiffs” (De Romano Pontifice, l. II, cap. XIX, in De controversiis christianae fidei, Apud Societatem Minimam, Venetii 1599, p. 689). leggi tutto