The Last Pope in History to NOT Change His Name (Marcellus II)

Episode 91 · July 29th, 2022 · 17 mins 26 secs

About this Episode

This pope is another one of those best kept secrets of Catholic history – he held some of the most influential post in Renaissance Christendom, presided over Catholicism’s response to the Protestant Reformation, and then cracked the top 10 for shortest papal reigns. But his mom sure would have been proud that he kept the name she gave him.

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