The Divine Comedy. Inferno XIX. John S. Williams May 4, 2009. 8 th Circle 3 rd Pouch. Punished here are the Simonists. Simonists are those who did not work for their positions. Instead they bought or sold places of power. Punishment.
John S. Williams
May 4, 2009
Baptistery at St. John’s Basilica
Pope Nicholas III
Nicholas III tells Dante that there are many more worse sinners then he left on earth who will soon meet a punishment worse then his own. Dante then tells Nicholas that he deserves the punishment because Peter did not buy the keys to heaven off of Jesus. Dante then rebukes all sinners of the church.