I Sentence The Corpse To Death!

Any large organization that exists over a long period of time eventually has some bizarre things happen. So without further ado, I present today's fun moment in history: the Cadaver Synod.

Apparently Pope Stephen VI felt the almighty was slacking in his duty to dispense justice to the souls of the deceased. So, he had Pope Formosus dug up and tried. Seems a wee bit presumptuous to me, but I was never a very good Catholic. Maybe the lord delegated this one back to down to the pontiff to handle? I'm a bit confused, but the history of the papacy has lots of odd moments in it that confuse me.



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