The youngest pope in history was a tween who ruled 3 separate times in his life

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• The youngest pope ever was Benedict IX.• He likely became pope when he was 12.• The church was marked with political instability — he became pope three separate times.

HBO's new show "The Young Pope" takes place in a world where we get a new pope.

As you may have surmised from the title, he's a sprightly one — just 47 years old. That's pretty young for a pope, who are, on average, elected in their 60s.

The character, Lenny Balardo, is played played by Jude Law, 44, who takes the title of Pope...
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