Why would you put a cadaver on trial?

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Oct 17, 201120m
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Why would you put a cadaver on trial?
Oct 17 '1120m
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In 897, Pope Stephen VI had his deceased predecessor Formosus exhumed and put on trial. The corpse was found guilty, but this desecration disgusted Romans and made them rebel. Tune in to learn more about the period known as the Papal Pornocracy.

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