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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Bad Popes by E R Chamberlain

I took this book a long time ago, and it got pushed further and further into the TBR pile. It was an intriguing story how the foremost authority in the Catholic church over a period of six centuries did everything possible against their faith - from murder, to fathering children, to intrigues, from financial irregularities and still held the position of Pope. Interesting story almost like fiction, but nevertheless certainly a true tale. Sent by Sapere Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. Amazing, isn't it how corrupt both government and religion can be. I'm aware of many of the offences of the Catholic Church, popes, and cardinals, etc. have committed. The Inquisition is one of the most terrifying, and the Medicis alone produced 4 popes. I bet this was a fascinating read!

  2. I grew up Roman Catholic but all the scandals and coverups over the years have pushed me away. Not sure this would be for me.

    Did you ever see the movie "Spotlight" based of the Catholic churches coverups of offending priests? If you have access to it, I highly recommend it.