the cadaver synod

le pape formose et etienne vii by jean-paul laurens

so once there was this pope, and he did some questionable things. then he died, and then another pope was elected, then he died, then another pope was elected, and he was insecure so what he did was exhume the body of the first pope, try his dressed-up corpse for perjury and violation of canonical law, and then throw his body in the tiber.

and you thought the current catholic church had problems.