|Pope Urban VIII who used the Deposing Power of Popes to get rid of Duke Odoardo Farnese|
|Pope Pius V who deposed Queen Elizabeth I|
|Pope Boniface VIII who had a go at King Philip IV of France|
|Pope Innocent III, said to have deposed King John|
New Catholic Dictionary (1910):
"Present day popes have no mind to resuscitate their deposing power. As Pius IX said to the deputation of the Academia of the Catholic Religion, 21 July 1871: "Although certain Popes have at times exercised their deposing power in extreme cases, they did so according to the public law then in force and by the agreement of the Christian nations who reverenced in the Pope the Supreme Judge of Christ extended to passing judgment even civiliter on princes and individual states. But altogether different is the present condition of affairs and only malice can confound things and times so different." "