Worst Popes of All Time

Name these naughty popes
Quiz by Beefcake
Last updated: February 1, 2015
First submittedApril 28, 2014
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Years in power
Had his predecessor exhumed, tried, de-fingered, and thrown to the river
Stephen VI
Ordered the murder of another pope and the only known to have fathered an illegitimate son who later became pope
Sergius III
Aged only 18 when elected pope, he raped female pilgrims, consecrated a 10-year-old boy as bishop, invoked pagan gods, gave land to a mistress, and was killed by a man who caught him in bed with his wife.
John XII
Split the church's finances among his relatives
John XV
Gave up his papacy twice in exchange for a large sum of money
1032-1044 and 1047-48
Benedict IX
Approved the use of torture to extract confessions of heresy
Innocent IV
Complained he not hear enough screaming when Cardinals who had conspired against him were tortured
Urban VI
Took Italy by force, fathered at least seven, and possibly as many as ten illegitimate children, and threw large parties, bordering on orgies
Alexander VI
Also a Medici, whose power-politicking with France, Spain, and Germany got Rome sacked.
Clement VII
Sold indulgences to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and had cardinals assassinated
Leo X
Level 77
Apr 28, 2014
Lol, I wish Tarantino would make a movie about one of those.
Level 39
Apr 28, 2014
I would watch that
Level 63
Jul 22, 2017
How did John XV go back in time?