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In the case of Pope John Paul I, anyone who expected him to be a mere caretaker was soon proven wrong. Despite his many health problems, he sprang into action immediately, promoting ecumenism, peace, and outreach to non-Christian faiths. qxd 1/21/09 the vatican: an insider’s view 2:57 PM Page 39 39 and Orthodox Churches, and ordered an investigation of the Vatican Bank, whose finances were in a shambles. When Pope John Paul I died suddenly on September 29, 1978, after only thirty-three days in office, there was conjecture that he had been poisoned, much like the murdered pope who died after “a tremendously popular twelve-year reign” in Angels & Demons.
He imprisoned Marozia, his own mother, in the dungeon there in 932, where she remained for fifty-four years until her death. It was a terrible punishment—Robert J. ” It took a German emperor, Henry III, in the early years of the second millennium to wrest the papacy from the grip of the Roman aristocracy, and to help launch a reform of the church and its monasteries. At a time when Europe was still divided into feudal fiefdoms, which would eventually coalesce into modern states, monasteries had become strategic centers of political and economic power.
The epic poem includes a description of flames engulfing the feet of Pope Boniface VIII for the sin of simony in the Eighth Circle of hell, while soothsayers have their heads twisted around to face backward—much like the description of Leonardo Vetra’s corpse at CERN. Dante’s century and the two immediately succeeding it were crucially important in the history of the papacy in terms of classical scholarship and the flowering of religious art and architecture. Nicholas V (1447–1455), usually thought of as the first Renaissance pope, was a wise statesman and passionate humanist who encouraged the collection, translation, and study of classical texts.