119b: The Papacy Down and Almost Out

The papacy almost wasn’t. In the last years of the 18th century, the entire idea of the Popes of Rome as leaders of the Roman Catholic Church was down to its very last chip and was a close as you could possibly get to walking away from the table.

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•The papacy almost wasn’t. In the last years of the 18th century, the entire idea of the Popes of Rome as leaders of the Roman Catholic Church was down to its very last chip and was a close as you could possibly get to walking away from the table.
•With that, here is the next piece of the mosaic of the history of the Popes of Rome and Christian Church.