Pope Pius VII refused to officiate at Napoleon’s coronation unless the emperor and Josephine underwent the Catholic wedding rite. Photo: Supplied Pope Pius VII refused to officiate at Napoleon’s coronation unless the emperor and Josephine underwent the Catholic wedding rite. Photo: Supplied
Pope Pius VII refused to officiate at Napoleon’s coronation unless the emperor and Josephine underwent the Catholic wedding rite. Photo: Supplied

Napoleon's secret Catholic marriage certificate to go under hammer

Pope Pius VII refused to officiate at Napoleon’s coronation unless the emperor and Josephine underwent the Catholic wedding rite. Photo: Supplied Pope Pius VII refused to officiate at Napoleon’s coronation unless the emperor and Josephine underwent the Catholic wedding rite. Photo: Supplied
Pope Pius VII refused to officiate at Napoleon’s coronation unless the emperor and Josephine underwent the Catholic wedding rite. Photo: Supplied
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