World's biggest secret ... Apostolic Succession in Roman Catholic Church broken for 734 years due to the death of a non-Bishop who was elected Pope.
Could this "break" in succession have indirectly led to Papal Infallibility since an Infallible Pope could always go back and restore His own line of succession or even change the rules for electing future Popes? 1276 was just 222 years after the Great Schism.stanley123 said:The encyclopedia brittanica also says that Adrian V died before he was ordained a priest or consecrated.ChristusDominus said:Yes, a few discrepancies.Deacon Lance said:I don't think the article is reliable. The same article declares he was archpriest of St Mary Major, something he could not have been without being a priest. I think perhaps, given that he was elected on July 12 and died August 18, he was not formally enthroned.
So that would be an example of a Roman Catholic Pope who was neither a priest nor a bishop?