__/ [ Christopher A. Lee ] on Tuesday 25 April 2006 22:17 \__
> On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:11:31 -0500, Jeffrey Goldberg
> <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Christopher A. Lee wrote:
>>> On 25 Apr 2006 11:06:38 -0700, jack.harrison@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>> Q. Have any Popes acknowledged having children?
>>>> (Might be a good theme for a new Dan Brown book!)
>>> Cesare Borgia, for starters. The (in)famous Lucrezia Borgia's father.
>>I don't know when celibacy became a requirement for priests (and Popes),
>>but it certainly wasn't always the case.
> My mistake - she was Cesare's brother. Her father was Rodrigo Borgia -
> Pope Alexander VI.
385-Pope Siricius left his wife in order to become pope. Decreed that priests
may no longer sleep with their wives.
Popes who were married (list)
Popes who were the sons of other popes, other clergy (list)
Popes who had illegitimate children after 1139 (list)
Also of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope