Joseph McCabe (1867-1955) was one of the most prolific authors of all time. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic, worked on Latin documents, and made himself very well-informed about Christianity, but turned against it. But he was extremely naive about Jews; bear this in mind.

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John XI (ruled 931-6), Pope.

J. McCabe, Rationalists Encyclopaedia

According to the official biographical record of the Popes, the Liber Pontificalis (Engl. trans. The Book of the Popes, 1916), itself, he was the son of Pope Sergius III, and Abbot Flodoard, one of the most conscientious writers of the time, says, in his Annals (year 933), that his mother was Marozia, the worst of the three "whores" (scorta) of Cardinal Baronius, who agrees. He was a worthless nonentity, thrust into the Papal chair by his mother.
     

 

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