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Rumored Female Pope Denied By Catholic Church For Centuries

Rumored Female Pope Denied By Catholic Church For Centuries


Pope Joan

Pope Francis has caused chaos in the Vatican with his latest interview Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Cardinal Vincent Nichols says the idea of a burning Hell is not part of Catholic teaching

Pope Francis reportedly denies the existence of hell. Vatican panics. - Vox

Silver Coins Pope Joan

Why this Catholic abuse scandal seems worse than 2002 - CNN

Pope Francis talks with journalists aboard a flight from Italy to United Arab Emirates, 03

two men in white robes shake hands. Pope Francis greets Pope Emeritus Benedict at Benedict's new Vatican ...

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Pope Pius XII

Pope John Paul I

Grisly end: Johanna Wokalek as Pope Joan in the new film

Pope Joan Biography

New Orleans: Mardi Gras revelers in Jackson Square, the French Quarter. Pregnant woman costumes as "Pope Joan."

Publish date: Nov 9, 2009; Updated on: Apr 15, 2019

The real reason the Catholic Church remains plagued by abuse scandals

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Pope Paul VI in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, 1967.

When America Hated Catholics

History of the Church of England

The Female Pope: The True Story of Pope Joan: Oliver Hayes: 9781520376578: Books

Why Does the Catholic Church Keep Failing on Sexual Abuse?

Could Pope Francis' record on sexual abuse threaten his legacy?

pope and cardinals in front of painted ceiling

Pope Joan giving birth. Woodcut from a German translation by Heinrich Steinhöwel of Giovanni Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris, printed by Johannes Zainer at ...

Pope Francis meets with officials representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the Vatican Sept

Pope Paul VI during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964 (CNS file photo)

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka with her husband Hendrik Houthakker

Pope Benedict XVI


Pope on Pennsylvania sex abuse report: 'We abandoned the little ones&

Pope John Paul II blesses Father Marcial Maciel - Nov 2004

Pope Alexander VI

Pope Francis Is Just the Latest Target in the Catholic Church's Partisan Pedophilia Blame Game

Pope Francis (L) speaks speaks with the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl at

Can Pope Francis clean up God's bank?

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Why the Catholic Church is so slow to act in sex abuse cases: 4 essential reads


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Pope Alexander VI

Police reopen investigation of former bishop

Catholic Church to Open Long-Secret Archives on Pope Pius XII

Pope and ceremony: the secret world of Vatican City | Cities | The Guardian


Cardinal Wojtyla

How the Catholic Priesthood Became an Unlikely Haven for Many Gay Men

Cardinal George Pell makes a statement at the Holy See press office, Vatican City, on June 29, 2017. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Editorial: Benedict XVI's essay is both insightful and incomplete


Report: Pope Says God Makes People Gay

Bishop-elect, Suzanne Thiel, RCWP

Ms Tymieniecka and Pope John Paul II in the Vatican

Pope to meet Thursday with leaders of besieged US Catholic Church

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Pope Francis issues new letter on sex abuse: 'We showed no care for the little ones'

Traditionalist Catholicism

If Viganò's “Testimony” is true, Pope Francis has failed his own test

As it turns out, the Vatican can indeed handle “Prime” shipping.

Critic of Church: Monsignor Charamsaa revealed he was gay last year

Catholic procession in Shanghai, 1950s. (Société des Auxiliaires des Missions [SAM] Collection, Whitworth University Digital Commons)

Freddie Oversteegen

Satan, not God, tricks people with temptation, pope says

Hear abuse victims' messages for the Pope

Gay clergy will live in torment until the Catholic church drops this hypocritical oath


The Archbishop of Granada, Pedro Guerrero, around 1616 (left). Pope Paul IV, Bishop of Rome from 1555 to 1559 (right).

Pope Joan

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The Catholic Church's response to sexual abuse allegations

The once-warm relationship between Pope Francis and Cardinal O'Malley has become strained

Controversial: Miss Wokalek as Joan. The Vatican claims she was merely a mythical figure

From left: Susan Zopf, Michelle Raftis and Janusz Kowalski are all children of Catholic

Pope John Paul I, the "smiling pope," is pictured at the Vatican in 1978. (CNS file photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Most Notorious Catholic Saints

Francis. Trying to eradicate pedophilia. Giuseppe Lami/AP

The Catholic Church resists change – but Vatican II shows it's possible

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