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May 14, 2013

The Pope, the Bishop of Rome, successor of Saint Peter and leader of the Catholic Church. Pious men aspire to the chair and humbly accept the position. At least that's what we'd like to believe. But not all popes were righteous men, some weren't even Christian! In this episode of the Medieval Archives Podcast we are going to look at some of the worst Popes of the Middle Ages. I play a music clip during the episode provided by The History Teachers. They produce fantastic historical songs set to current and classic hits! Visit their sites and support their music. They are inspiring history students across the globe. Find The History Teachers on YouTube at, on Twitter at and on Facebook at Please send any comments or suggestions to If you are enjoying the podcast please considering leaving a rating on iTunes. Rate the Medieval Archives Podcast now! Listen to the episode now In this episode we discuss: A Pope who put his dead predecessor on trial The Pope who ran a male brothel The Pope who gave us the Pornocracy A ruler who deposed three Popes and installed his own A Pope so despicable they gave him a TV show And more... Get your free audio book from at: Download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. iTunes | Stitcher Radio | Download MP3 | RSS Feed The music was provided by Tim Rayburn. It is available at