Prosecuted in connexion with the Panama scandals, he was acquitted in 1893.
A long series of scandals resulted.
It is not necessary to relate the scandals of Marozias and Theodoras female reign, the infamies of John XII.
The recent scandals of the papacy induced Otto to deprive the Romans of their right to elect popes.
The condition of the church seemed desperate, unless it could be purged of crying scandals of the subjection of the papacy to the great Roman nobles, of its subordination to the German emperor and of its internal demoralization.