nor was he the only married pope.
um. i don't know about anti-catholic sites, but the fact that the Catholic Church's much later decision to forbid it's priests marriage was based at least partly on the very real concern about the arising of theocratic dynasties is pretty much established history.I am not going to rely on anti-Catholic websites for my information
they had some scriptural basis for doing so - Paul initially taught that it was better to remain unmarried because a man who is married must divide his time between the Lord and his family; whereas a single man can devote himself wholly to the service of God. however, as time moved on and it became clear that Jesus wasn't coming back Just Yet, he began to modify his approach, and by the time of his letters to Timothy he was teaching that clerics should be married, but only once.
as i understand it, starting in the 4th Century.You claim that it was outlawed in the 11th century... However, there are Councils and Synods centuries earlier than that relating to the celebacy of the priesthood...