Legends of a medieval female pope may tell the truth

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EXCERPT: . . . there is much debate over whether a pope named Johannes Anglicus existed, much less whether this pope was a man or woman. The doubt stems in part from the great deal of confusion over the identities of popes during the middle of the ninth century. [...] Now, [Michael] Habicht has suggested that symbols on medieval coins show that Pope Johannes Anglicus may have existed, and so, Pope Joan may have been real as well. "The coins really turned the tables in favor of a covered-up but true story," Habicht said. The coins had the monogram of the pope, possibly Pope Joan, one on side and the name of the emperor of the Franks on the other....

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