Thursday, April 21, 2005

The Female Pope-Now What, Frat ?

Dear mouse,

Do you kow who is this female pope way back 14th century. Kidding you not.But I have to wait for the promise of Frat that he is going to blog about the good and the bad popes.



At 1:25 AM, Blogger infraternam meam said...

this is a myth to discredit the church during those times. but to answer ur curiosity, she is called Pope Joan. she was lynched and trampled upon by the mob when she gave birth during her supposedly papacy. yes...i have not forgotten my promise, i am blogging the bad popes. "TOLLE LEGE" (read and learn) see my blog. okey.

At 2:29 AM, Blogger infraternam meam said...

Some 600 years after the Papacy had secured a temporal crown for itself, an unknown genius of propaganda launched into history the bizarre and enduring story of the woman who crept on to the papal throne and ruled under the name John. The legend of Pope Joan first appeared in literary form on the 13th century when the temporal claims of the Papacy reached their dizzier height. Produced as anti Papal propaganda, it became a folklore.It was told again and again in various forms.In the main version of the story, Joan was another Heloise, an Anglo-Saxon girl of great beauty and learning who began her career in a monastery disguised as a monk, ultimately went to Rome and was elected Pope. She betrayed her secret only by giving birth to a child during a procession and died shortly afterwards.After the Reformation, it was believed by Catholics and Protestants alike, and as late as 1600, a bust of "Johannes VIII, femina ex Anglia" was unquestionably accepted among the row of papal busts that glare out over the heads of worshippers in Siena Cathedral. Okey... i hope i satisfied your curiosity. another History 101, on "Tu es Petrus, et super hanc Petram Aedificabo Ecclesiam meam et tibi dabo claves Regni Coelorum".


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