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.
The Mistress of the Vatican
Mistress of the Vatican.
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