Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 20: UNETHICAL TREATMENT OF A POPE

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Depiction of the death of Boniface in a 15th-century manuscript of Boccaccio’s De Casibus.

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UNETHICAL TREATMENT OF A POPE

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Bullies will beat up

The Pope: Boniface the Eighth

So unethical

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NOTE: Souls on the Mountain of Purgatory know the future. King Philip IV (aka the Fair) of France will send bullies to beat up Pope Boniface VIII, who will die on 11 October 1303, one month after he was badly beaten. Pope Boniface VIII is Dante’s political enemy, but Dante is against a Pope being badly treated.

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