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The chair was real, but its actual function is different from what the legend says. And actually, it seems to have been three chairs: one "commode"-type seat, and two porphyry "pierced" chairs. Read on for more. In Misconceptions About the Middle Ages (page 66-7; ed. Harris and Grigsby), a description is given of the chairs' function in papal coronations: ...
Does it not answer itself? He said any man who calls himself this... Rather than God calling him it. Also later Gregory says a christian council gave that name to the succesors of Peter but he wouldn't even use it even though aloud because of the impression it would make.
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