Sex Lives of the Popes

Sex Lives of the Popes

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The Popes have been responsible for setting the sexual agenda for almost a quarter of the world's population for centuries. It was St Paul, scholars say, who set up the church's strong anti-sex stance. Popes ever since have publicly praised the virtues of chastity and fidelity. But many may not have practised what they preached, and some may have been far more promiscuous than the most dissolute heathen. This is an irreverent expose of the Bishops of Rome, from St Peter to the 1990s, casting a humorous, yet historically accurate eye on the history of Papal infidelity. From the Borges to the Antipopes it unearths all the duplicity and scandal, including marriage, adultery, illegitimate children, homosexuality and pornography.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 25.4mm | 273g
  • Prion Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 185375207X
  • 9781853752070

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