Like the OT god, the popes have been jealous, petty, vindictive, bloodthirsty, cruel, genocidal, and racists. They were pedophiles, sex-power-money-hungry and full of hatred, avarice and revenge like the present day priests, bishops, cardinals & popes. Papacy has a criminal history of deceit, aggression, frauds, revenge, war, murder, corruption, sedition, sex and incest. Popes indulged in sex with others’ wives /own illegitimate kids and made them next popes. They enjoyed being rich and did everything to become so and hated the poor unlike Christ who was the poorest of the poor and chaste.
Papacy portrays centuries of trafficking in ecclesiastical appointments, deceit, scandals, immorality, aggression, frauds, murder and cruelty. Many of the popes were criminal, bloodthirsty and debauched virgins. The papal office has an unparalleled record of corruption and criminality over the centuries, and the true history of the popes is one of scandals and cruelty, warfare and moral depravity. There was a time when whores ruled papal courts and decided on godly things.
The Catholic historian and Archbishop of New York, John Cardinal Farley has admitted the popes didn't sternly insist upon sexual virtue and justice and that so many popes were not only decadent but were also the most savage and perfidious of military strategists. Bishop Frotheringham says many of the popes were men of the most abandoned lives. Some were magicians (occultists); others were noted for sedition, war, slaughter and profligacy of manners, for avarice and simony.
St. Damascus (366-84),1st pontiff killed his adversaries. Pope sixtus 111 ( 432-440) was accused of debauching a virgin. St. Leo the great (440-61) was applauded for the massacre of Priscillianists. St. Symmachus (498-514) is famous for the most heinous crimes. St. Hormisdas(514-23) was a married man and he raised his son to pope-dom. Boniface (530-32) ex-communicated &fought his rival. Pope Vigilus (537-55) was elected by bribery. He obeyed only empress Theodora who gave him money to gain the suffrage of the clergy. Pope Sabinian (604-6) was cruel to the poor. In a famine he raised the price of corn exorbitantly. St. Gergius 1 (687-701) had purchased his position by pawning the ornaments of the tomb of St. Peter. He was accused of adultery and of fathering a child illegally. St Gregory 11 (715-31) endowed monasteries with the goods of the poor. Stephen 111 (768-772) dislodged his rivals and scooped out their eyes. Adrian (772-95) collided with Irene the murderess of her son to restore image worship. St. Pascal (817-24) was accused of murdering and mutilating 2 Roman priests. Nicholas (858-67) excommunicated Photius, the Greek patriarch. Adrian (867-72) was a married priest and collided with a murderer of the emperor. John V111(872-82) cut the throats of so many Saracen chief men through the bishop of Naples. Formosus (891-96) had been repeatedly excommunicated by John V111. Sergius III, Pope from 897 to 911 ordered the murder of another pope and fathered an illegitimate son who later became pope. Stephen V1 (896-7) hated his predecessor and exhumed his body and made it sit in a chair to face trial in the made-up Cadaver Synod, and was found guilty and cut his three fingers and the remains were cast into the river, Tiber. John XV was Pope from 985 to 996 split the church's finances among his relatives. Pope Benedict IX a pope at 18 was homo sexual and he tried to sell papacy. Pope John XII, 955-964, was born to a 14-year old mother sired by a man who was both his father and his grandfather who then followed tradition and took his mother as his lover. He virtually turned papal palace into a whorehouse. He raped female pilgrims. He murdered several people, and was killed by a man who caught him in bed with his wife.
Benedict IX, who reigned 1032-1048 is considered a demon from hell who indulged in homosexuality, rape and even murder. Pope Joan, 1099-? Was thought to be a Lady! Her sex was allegedly discovered when she gave birth while riding on a horse, and died shortly thereafter. Subsequent popes had to sit on a chair with a hole in the seat and let a cardinal reach up and confirm that he had testicles. In 1045, Benedict IX resigned the papacy in order to marry and sold it to his godfather. Pope Innocent IV was Pope from 1243 to 1254 and he instituted the Inquisition approving the use of torture to extract confessions of heresy. Bruno was burnt and Galileo suffered at the hands of Roman inquisitors. Pope Boniface VIII, 1294-1303: is remembered for being placed in Dante’s eighth circle of hell in the Divine Comedy. He got into fights with King Phillip IV of France, Emperor Albert I of Hapsburg and other leaders. He was also accused of committing incest and pedophilic acts.
Urban VI reigned from 1378 to 1389. There were 3 popes claiming the Papal throne during his reign. The cardinals who elected him decided that they had made the wrong decision and they elected a new Pope in his place, who took the name of Clement VII and started a second Papal court in Avignon, France. The pope Urban V1 tortured the cardinals who elected the new pope. Pope Alexander VI, 1492-1503 had Kids with various ladies. He liked Orgies and made his relatives the next popes. He took much of Italy by force with the help of Lucrezia’s son, Cesare (some say her son was his). He had huge parties bordering on orgies. Pope Innocent IV: introduced torture for the Inquisition. Pope Leo X, 1513-1521 is known primarily for the sale of indulgences to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica and his challenging of Martin Luther's 95 theses. He borrowed money and started selling Vatican treasures: cardinals’ hats, jewelry, statues.
Pope Julius 111 1550-55 had a long love affair with Innocenzo Ciocchi del Monte which was a cause of public scandal. Pope Gregory XIII 1572-1585. Giacomo Boncompagni born in 1548 was his illegitimate son whom he made Gonfalonier of the Church, governor of the Castel Sant'Angelo, as well as governor of Fermo. Pope Leo XII (1823–1829) as a young prelate was suspected of having had a liaison with the wife of a soldier of Swiss Guard and as nuncio in Germany allegedly fathered three illegitimate children. Pius XII was pope for almost twenty years from 1939 to 1958 was silent during the Holocaust in Germany.
The Vatican’s history has been a shockingly one, its heads harbored mistresses and criminals and many of them were canonized saints; they fathered illegitimate children had large dance parties bordering on orgies; they amassed wealth and power which they used to oppress the poor and the righteous. Many of its pontiffs were promiscuous with nothing holy about them.