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Papal Primer: 10 Most Intriguing Popes

From a cadaver on trial to selling the papacy, here are some of the most bizarre interludes in papal history.

February 11, 2013
4:30 PM EST
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Pope Sylvester I Carried in the Sedia Gestatoria, with His Retinue by Raphael. | Burstein Collection/Corbis
The Meeting between Leo the Great and Attila, by Raphael. | wikimedia.org
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Poster from the 2009 film Pope Joan. | Constantin Film
Pope Urban VII | Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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