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Unusual moments in papal history

Published On: Feb 11 2013 12:56:59 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 12 2013 11:12:12 AM EST

From resignations to drownings and beheadings, the papacy is full of unusual and surprising moments.

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Pope Benedict XVI stunned the Catholic world with news of his resignation in February 2013, but he's certainly not the first. Here's a look back at other unusual and surprising moments in the history of the papacy.

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