Sexually active popes

July 15 2010

The last, during his pontificate, was Julius III (1550-55), who is alleged to have had a long affair with Innocenzo Ciocchi del Monte. This was during the Council of Trent.

The last known to have been sexually active when single before receiving Holy Orders was Gregory XIII (1572-85).

The last to have been married before receiving Holy Orders was Honorius IV (1285-87).

The last known to have been sexually active after receiving Holy Orders, but before his pontificate, was the Medici Pius IV (1559-65).

From Wikipedia.

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