Popes as Warriors

In the past were the Popes able to lead military campaigns? For instance, Pope Pius V at Lepanto, the aged Pontiff crushed the Ottoman forces, and saved Christendom from the Turks.


I’m not sure of the sense of the word “able” in your question. You might be asking more specifically:
*]Is it OK for a Pope, in his capacity as the head of the Church, to lead a military campaign?
*]Have some Popes been able to take the opportunity to lead a military campaign?
Either way, the answer is Yes.

Pope Leo the Great turned back Attila the Hun at the gates of Rome without firing a shot.

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