Election of Pope Honorius IV, Last Pope to Have Been Married

Election of Pope Honorius IV, Last Pope to Have Been Married

Pope Honorius IV
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Honorius IV is elected pope in one of the fastest papal elections in history. He can't even walk, he's so elderly and fail.

Pope Honorius IV will have an undistinguished and unremarkable pontificate. The one thing that is remarkable about him is that he's the last pope to have once been married. He even had two sons, but after his wife died he entered the priesthood.

He is popular with the people of Rome and is a strong supporter of religious orders, especially the Dominicans and the Franciscans. He also works, unsuccessfully, to achieve some measure of reunification between the Western and Eastern churches.

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