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The Worst Pope ever: Rodrigo Borgia (Alexander VI 1492-1503) Thanks to his convenient social status he was able to buy his way into the papacy. He sired at least seven illegitimate children and didn’t hesitate to reward them with handsome endowments at the church’s expense. When low on finances, he either established new cardinals in return for payments, or he slammed wealthy people with completely fabricated charges, jailed or murdered them for said false charges, and then stole their money.