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The ostentatious story of the 'young pope' Leo X: his pet elephant, the cardinal he killed and his anal fistula

By Miles Pattenden, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry/Gender and Women's History Research Centre, Australian Catholic University
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500 years after his death, we’re reflecting on the man who became a cardinal at just 13 – but he had made neither priest nor bishop before he was elected pope.The Conversation


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