8 Of History's Most Controversial Popes
Pope Benedict XVI may have caused doubts at first, but he had nothing on these guys (and girl).
Pope Steven VI, 896-897 C.E.: Dug Up Another Pope's Corpse
Pope Alexander VI, 1492-1503: Had Kids With Various Ladies, Liked Orgies
Pope Benedict IX, 1012-1045: Sold The Papacy
Pope Leo X, 1513-1521: Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
Pope Boniface VIII, 1294-1303: Crossed By Dante
Pope John XII, 955-964: Loved The Ladies
Pope Joan, 1099-?: Was A Lady
Pope Clement VII, 1523-1534: Grew A Beard
Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!