Death of Pope John XIII, an Embarrassment to the Church Hot

Death of Pope John XIII, an Embarrassment to the Church

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Pope John XIII dies in Rome. John XIII was, for the most part, a embarrassment to the Roman Catholic Church and remains so down into the modern age. His pursuit of women was so extensive and unashamed that the Lateran Palace came to be known as a little more than a brothel.

His handling of political disagreements was disastrous, forcing him to ask German emperor Otto I for help. Otto was able to restore order in Northern Italy, and in return, John crowned him emperor in the West on Februrary 2, 962.

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