Church always abused its flock
Published 17/08/2010 | 05:00
Pope Formosus, the 9th-Century Pope who was dug up nine months after his death and put on trial by his successor, Pope Stephen VI, was the recipient of the application of canon law.
He was dug up and prosecuted for offending his rival, Stephen, when he was a sitting Pope.
The new Pope, Stephen, in fairness, complied with due process and appointed legal counsel to defend Formosus's corpse.