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How Pope John XII Was Allegedly Beaten To Death For Sleeping With Another Man's Wife

Pope John XII lived a life of vices, from gambling to theft to s£x, and he also died by them. A husband who found the pope having sex with his wife is said to have beaten him to death.Corbis.

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The eighteen-year-old pope whose drinking, gambling, incest, and murders marked the lowest point in two thousand years of the papacy.

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This was how the French historian and pamphleteer Louis Marie DeCormenin described Pope John XII, who served as Supreme Pontiff and ruler of the Papal States from 955 to 964 and who has gone down as one of, if not the, worst popes in history.

Pope John XII was the only Pope who was ever beaten to death by a jealous husband for sleeping with his wife. He was also accused of turning the papal palace into a brothel, sleeping with his niece, toasting the devil, ordaining a 10yr old boy, and misusing papal funds to pay gambling debts.

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