Has a Pope ever been de-Poped?

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    I really don't know...but is it possible? IMO, this guy damaging the Catholic Church, maybe beyond repair.

    AP EXCLUSIVE: Future pope stalled pedophile case | TPM News Pages
     
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    Probably during the middle ages or something. ;)
     
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    There have been rival popes, for a time the French set up their own popes when they got kicked out of the church.
     
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    would that one who was poisoned count?
     
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    The low point of the Papacy was 867–1049.[33] The Papacy came under the control of vying political factions.[33] Popes were variously imprisoned, starved, killed, and deposed by force.[33] The family of a certain papal official made and unmade popes for fifty years.[33] The official's great-grandson, Pope John XII, held orgies of debauchery in the Lateran palace.[33] Emperor Otto I of Germany had John accused in an ecclesiastical court, which deposed him and elected a layman as Pope Leo VIII.[33] John mutilated the Imperial representatives in Rome and had himself reinstated as Pope.[33] Conflict between the Emperor and the papacy continued, and eventually dukes in league with the emperor were buying bishops and popes almost openly.[33]
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    The Code of Canon Law 332 §2 states, "If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone." This right has been exercised by, among others, Pope Celestine V in 1294 and Pope Gregory XII in 1409, Gregory XII being the last to do so.

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    :lol: This might be a new low point.
     
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    Is it a coincidence that the pope's hat looks like a dunce hat?
     
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    It might be.

    I do have to say, after reading a website that lists all molestations commited by people involved in a christian church. I think that the media needs to start covering some of those, the catholic church is not alone in this sort of thing.
     
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    They usually poison them. Then a few years later they beatify them.
     

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