#227 – The Cadaver Synod

The Cadaver Synod or the Synod Horrenda was one of the most unpleasant events in the history of the papacy at which Pope Stephen VI placed his predecessor Pope Formosus on trial. What made it more unpleasant was that Pope Formosus had died nine months earlier.

Links:
For more on the Cadaver Synod
Robert Browning’s The Ring and The Book account of the Cadaver Synod
On the difference between valid and licit sacraments

Picture is Jean Paul Laurens’ “Le Pape Formose et Etienne VII”

Be sure to check out the CUTH blog for more on the history of the Catholic Church

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podcasticon#227 – The Cadaver Synod

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