Cover Photo: Illustration by Isabelle Laureta for Catapult
Illustration by Isabelle Laureta for Catapult

What I Learned from ‘La Papessa,’ the Woman Who Ran the Vatican

Many of us don’t get the chance for revenge, justice, or even goddamn peace. Olimpia managed to succeed, throughout her entire life, where men wanted to see her fail.

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The Mistress of the Vatican

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Finding Nemo

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Mistress of the Vatican.

Carla Ciccone is a writer/strega who has written for The New Yorker, The Cut, Bon Appétit and more. She loves writerly people and platforms and is thrilled to contribute to Catapult.