In the shadow of centuries-old debates in Christianity about whether the Virgin Mary was a god or a sinner, learned women in the Middle Ages were trying to educate themselves in all areas of life. The discourses that the clergy were closely tied and that women were equated with the devil were imposed on the masses of the people.
The woman Johanna, who has been an inconvenience for the Catholic Church for centuries, was quite intelligent and was trying to reach her goal by making it a habit to dress like a man. Johanna's story was about reaching the highest spiritual class to prove that Women are not inferior beings.
Dressed as a man, this woman gathered information about the functioning of the church and succeeded in ascending hierarchically after years of work. Pope IV. At the time Leon lost his health, discussions began on candidates to replace him. Johanna was the clear winner in the backstage between the cardinals. She fulfills her papacy for two years.
Equipped with feminine virtues, Johanna becomes pregnant and hides her baby for 9 months. Until she went into labor in the front row of the cortege at a religious ceremony. Johanna, who had to give birth in front of all the people and church dignitaries, is lynched in the square according to some accounts. After this event, a special chair is used to determine whether the candidate is a man in the papal elections.
Today, the point of birth is still considered cursed. In official ceremonies, this point cannot be passed. According to the church understanding, Johanna became the symbol of women's unreliability and shame. Johanna was wanted to be deleted from the history pages by being deleted from the church archives.