There was a time when the election of the popes was made by direct appointment, the conclaves for the democratic election by the cardinals of the Church were created later, in 1274, and there was a time when two women managed to get hold of both power that almost turn the papacy into a hereditary monarchy, I mean Teodora and Marozi, mother and daughter, the most influential women of a time, who put and deposited the popes of Rome assassinating them if necessary.

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