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On This Day in 972

Pope John XIII was killed by a jealous husband. The pontiff was caught in a communion. It is not that XIII was an unlucky number. Pope John XII died the same way–different husband, of course.

  1. Peggles says:

    Gotta watch out for them popes!
    They’re tricksy.

  2. A tricky pope wouldn’t have been caught or at least have talked his way out of the situation.

    “Why, I was just exorcising your wife. That will be a hundred ducats.”

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