How Many Popes Were Murdered? The Little-Known History of Papal Assassinations

How many Popes have been murdered?

On this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCross discuss the history of papal assassinations. The guys cover both failed and successful assassination attempts in the history of the Church.

The guys also discuss these topics:

• List of assassinated popes
• When Pope St. John Paul II thanked Our Lady of Fatima for saving his life
• The second assassination attempt of Pope St. John Paul II
• The assassination attempt of Pope St. Paul VI
• The seven popes murdered in less than a century
• Church teaching behind forgiving papal assassinations

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Jacqueline Burkepile is the editor for the English edition of ChurchPOP. She is a journalist, former university campus minister, and a wife and mother. You can follow her posts on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.

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