|Publication date||12th July 2015|
A priest accuses the now dead pope of fraud. Despite being dead, the pope confesses. The priest speaking for the defence smells a rat and dramatically reveals that the prosecution is using a necromancer to magically control the pope's body (he also does conjugal visits to dead former lovers).
During one such conjugal visit, the head comes of the corpse. But that's no reason to stop.
As the alt text suggests, the Cadaver synod was a real event. In 897, Pope Stephen VII put the exhumed corpse of his predecessor Pope Formosus on trial for perjury. Formosus was convicted, but the city of Rome rose against Stephen, and he was imprisoned and murdered.
- "based on a true story!"
- "Necromancy may look romantic to outsiders, but actually it's mostly digging"
- "romantic lighting in the sepulchre"
- "sex with corpses is part of the natural grieving process"