Saturday, March 10, 2007

One Hundred Twenty-seventh Pope: Stephen VIII - 0 comments

Stephen ruled from 939-942, when he died. Interesting note: Stephen was one of the few popes of this era not installed by a loose confederation of powerful Roman women. This time period, which lasted about 60 years, is marked by especially corrupt Popes and is called the Pornocracy, or The Rule of the Harlots.


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