The WOMAN POPE

FEMALE POPE JOAN

The WOMAN POPE

DR. KLUANE SPAKE

While in Rome, we rushed off to find the Woman Pope!  My study group and I heard rumors about her – and we wanted to find out more…

For over a thousand years her existence has been denied. But, her story will not die–Pope Joan,

It is widely said that she is a legend, apocryphal – a hoax… But, was she?

It didn’t take long for us to find this beautiful statue of her that still stands in Rome… Joanna with papal crown. Why is her statue there?

I think of this possibility every day — as “Woman Pope” has been my computer access code for the last 10 years!!

Of course, all 266 other popes are male… but this is a story of a woman in disguise.

POPE JOAN- The WOMAN POPE

It is said that Pope Joan reigned as John VIII from 855-859, in the strange gap between Pope Leo IV (847-855) and Benedict III (855-858). Apparently, she ruled the highest office possible in the Catholic Church – with greater spiritual and governmental authority or power than any other woman.

 

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