Shrine to Pope Joan

via dei Querceti and via Santi Quattro


According to a popular belief, Pope Joan's statue existed in a shrine on the Via dei Querceti street. But today there is neither the shrine nor the statue. Pope Joan was a learned and scholarly woman, who dressed like a man and rose to become the Pope. Today many believers don't accept this theory of a female Pope. But if you have ample of time at hand and are ready to ask difficult questions, then walk down Via dei Querceti street. If you are lucky, you may find the some information about the place where the shrine of Pope Joan once stood.

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