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Hit Italian film retells story of a female pope

Catholic World News - June 22, 2010

A film based on the spurious legend of “Pope Joan” has become one of the most popular movies in Italy this season. The movie tells the story of a woman who supposedly disguised herself as a man and won election to the papacy in the 9th century. The legend of “Pope Joan” first arose in the 13th century; although there is no supporting historical evidence, the story has enjoyed enduring popularity with critics of the Catholic Church.

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