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priest at 7, cardinal at 13 as Pope he said: "God has given us the Papacy; let us enjoy it."

Leo lavish splendor.

one feast was a 65-course meal, each with 3 different dishes

stables a private zoo, including an albino elephant

poets jugglers jesters entertained him

left the Vatican bankrupt.