Unusual moments in papal history

Published: Feb 11 2013 12:56:59 PM EST   Updated On: Apr 25 2014 03:11:07 PM EDT

On Saturday, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be named saints. In light of their canonization, take a look back at a few of the notable, unusual and surprising moments throughout papal history.

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On Saturday, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be named saints. In light of their canonization, take a look back at a few of the notable, unusual and surprising moments throughout papal history.

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