The Staggers 6 September 2010 Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures The Staggers presents its list of most intriguing and contentious Christians: includes Popes, conspi Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up To add a little context to the wider debate surrounding Benedict XVI's visit to the UK on 16 September, we profile 11 christians (one for each disciple, less the paradoxically condemned Judas) that have provoked controversy, shaped the course of history, and given rise to important questions about the role of religion in society. And they are: 1. Martin Luther - The original protestant 2. Henry VIII - The Tudor megalomaniac 3. Pope Urban II - Eleventh century Dr. Death 4. Guy Fawkes - Britain's number one conspirator 5. Joan of Arc - The bad-girl of French Catholicism 6. Thomas Cranmer - The craftsmen of royal supremacy 7. Pope Urban VIII - Inquisitor extraordinaire 8. Thomas More - Enemy of the State 9. Pope Pius XII - Hitler's Pope 10. Pope Pius IX - The Anti-semite 11. Jerry Falwell - The televangelist › Futile and illegal — the case against Sarkozy’s migrant summit Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!