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  St. Pachomius Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By birth Franco, Boniface VII was pope or antipope from June-July, 974 and from August, 984 to July, 985.
Boniface was re-established as pope, and John died in captivity.
Boniface died suddenly about a year after his reinstatement, and the evidence does not support the theory that he, too, was murdered.
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 Antipope Anacletus II - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Antipope Anacletus II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Anacletus II, born Pietro Pierloni, (died January 25 1138) was an Antipope that ruled between 1131 to his death, in a schism against the contested hasty election of Pope Innocent II.
The most important of these were a duke William X of Aquitaine who decided for the antipope against the will of its own bishops and the influential support of Roger II of Sicily, whose title of "King of Sicily" Anacletus had approved shortly after his accession.
Due to Roger's powerful support of Anacletus, Innocent II was forced to leave Rome and live in Pisa, while Anacletus occupied Rome.
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 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Creations of Cardinals of the X Century
Antipope Christopher led the revolt that deposed and imprisoned Pope Leo V in September 903.
(1) Consecrated [Antipope?] Leo VIII on December 6, 963 and was anathematized and deposed of his cardinalitial dignity by Pope John XII in the Council of Letran celebrated in February 964.
(2) Consecrated [Antipope?] Leo VIII on December 6, 963 and was anathematized and deposed of his cardinalitial dignity by Pope John XII in the Council of Letran celebrated in February 964.
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 The Catholic Encyclopedia - Boniface VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But in little more than a month the imperial representative, Count Sicco, had taken possession of the city, and Boniface, not being able to maintain himself, robbed the treasury of the Vatican Basilica and fled to Constantinople.
After an exile of nine years at Byzantium, Franco, on the death of Otto II, 7 December, 983, quickly returned to Rome, overpowered John XIV (April, 984), thrust him into the dungeons of Sant' Angelo, where the wretched man died four months later, and again assumed the government of the Church.
After his sudden death in July, 985, due in all probability to violence, the body of Boniface was exposed to the insults of the populace, dragged through the streets of the city, and finally, naked and covered with wounds, flung under the statue of Marcus Aurelius, which at that time stood in the Lateran Palace.
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 Antipope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It would not necessarily have been evident, during periods when two (or three) rival claimants existed, which was the antipope, and which was the pope, and the clear-cut distinctions made between them in retrospect can give a false sense that certainty existed among their contemporaries.
Supporters might offer assistance to a given candidate, but could not know which would be determined to have been an antipope, and which the pope, until events had run their course.
They are sometimes called antipopes, although it should be noted that in contrast to historical antipopes, the number of their followers is minuscule.
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 Biography – Pope Benedict VII – The Papal Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An antipope, named Franco, who had caused Pope Benedict to be put to death, usurped the pontificate, and in a month plundered the Vatican of its most valuable contents.
Benedict VII, a Roman, son of David, of the Conti family, was elected pope before the 25th of March, 975.
In one he excommunicated the antipope Boniface; in the other, the simoniacs.
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 BENEDICT VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One of the new pope's first acts was to hold a synod to condemn the antipope Boniface.
Though Boniface fled to Constantinople, he had a party at Rome which gave Benedict some trouble.
Though epitaphs are not the most critical sources, it is not difficult to believe that Benedict VII was a very charitable pope.
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 Popes of the Roman Catholic Church (table). The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leo VII, 963–65, or Benedict V, 964–66 (one of these was an antipope)
antipope: Clement III, 1080–1100 (see Guibert of Ravenna)
antipope: Clement VII, 1378–94 (see Robert of Geneva)
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 January 5, 2000 VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER Series: (jan5bar.htm)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leo VII fled for his life and John reassumed the papal throne, calling an immediate synod in which he deposed Leo and excommunicated him.
Yet he was not free of the politics and insurrections and Boniface tried to regain the papal throne.
The Synod chose Benedict VII who also influenced the Lateran Synod later in 980 They both were present for the Synod at St. Peter's a week after he was re-installed as Pope.
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 Pope Benedict VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Benedict VII (born in Rome; died 983) belonged to the noble family of the counts of Tusculum.
He succeeded to the papacy as a compromise candidate, to replace Antipope Boniface VII.
Boniface was excommunicated and unsuccessfully attempted to retake the papacy.
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 The Catholic Encyclopedia - Pope Benedict VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Acting under the influence of Sicco (see BENEDICT VI), the Roman clergy and people elected to succeed Benedict VI another Benedict, Bishop of Sutri, a Roman and the son of David (October, 974).
His authority was opposed by Boniface VII, and, though the antipope himself was forced to fly, his party followed fiercely in his footsteps and compelled Benedict to call upon Otho II for help.
Firmly established on his throne by the emperor, he showed himself both desirous of checking the tide of simony which was rising high in the Church, and of advancing the cause of monasticism, which then meant that of civilization.
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 Benrik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On the death of the emperor the turbulent citizens of Rome renewed their outrages, and the pope himself was strangled by order of Crescentius, the son of the notorious Theodora.
Pope Benedict VII (died 983) belonged to the noble family of the counts of Tusculum.
Hildebrand, later Pope Gregory VII, had been sent by the late Pope Stephen X to the court of Empress Agnes (mother and regent for Holy Roman Emperor Henry III, then a minor), who had questioned the validity of Stephen X's election.
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 Antipope Boniface VII -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antipope Boniface VII -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Boniface VII (Franco Ferruci, died July 20, (Click link for more info and facts about 985) 985), who attained the papal chair in (Click link for more info and facts about 974) 974, is sometimes styled an (Click link for more info and facts about antipope) antipope.
He is supposed to have put (Click link for more info and facts about Benedict VI) Benedict VI to death.
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 John XV --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
His election, August 985, came during one of the darkest periods in papal history, shadowed by the murders of the popes Benedict VI and John XIV by the antipope Boniface VII.
Boniface had been the candidate of the powerful Roman Crescentii family, and his sudden death in 985 consequently…
A confusion in the numbering of popes named John after John XIV resulted because Marianus Scotus and other 11th-century historians mistakenly believed that there had been a pope named John between antipope Boniface VII and the true John XV.
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 Roman Catholic Church, Christian church headed by the pope, the bishop of Rome
The papacy was surrounded by corruption in the 10th cent., but after the reforms of GREGORY VII in the 11th cent., the popes had great prestige.
The Council of Pisa (1409) tried unsuccessfully to depose GREGORY XII of the Roman line and Benedict XIII of the Avignon line, and elected a second antipope, Alexander V, who was soon succeeded by the energetic Baldasarre COSSA as John XXIII.
The schism was ended by the Council of Constance (1414—18) that accepted Gregory's resignation, deposed Benedict and John, and elected MARTIN V as pope.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope John XIV
After the death of Benedict VII, Bishop Peter Campanora of Pavia, earlier imperial chancellor of Italy, was elected pope with the consent of Emperor Otto II, and was crowned at the end of November or beginning of December, 983, when he took the name of John.
On 7 December of the same year the young emperor, Otto II, died at Rome, prepared for death by the pope, and was buried in the vestibule of St.
After four months the unhappy John XIV died in prison on 20 August, 984, either from starvation and misery or murdered by order of Boniface.
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 Articles - Pope John XIV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
John XIV (died August 20, 984), Pope from 983 to 984, successor to Benedict VII, was born at Pavia, and before his elevation to the papal chair was imperial chancellor of Otto II, and was the latter's second choice.
His original name was Peter, but he changed it to avoid being linked to St.
Antipope Boniface VII, on the strength of the popular feeling against the new pope, returned from Constantinople and placed John in prison, in Castel Sant'Angelo, where he died either by starvation or poison.
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 Time Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Henry deposes three rival popes and begins a period of papal reform.
Confrontation at Canossa between Gregory VII and Henry IV.
Gregory VII again excommunicates and deposes Henry IV.
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 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Guide to documents and events (76-2005)
The popes of these centuries have been listed according to the Annuario Pontificio per l'anno 1999.
[Antipope] Boniface VII (974 and 984-985) - No new names
In 975 this pope permitted Dietrich of Trier singular ceremonial privileges and assigned him the cell of SS.
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 From Peter to Benedict: The List of Popes | The-Tidings.com
The following men have led the Catholic Church as pope.
An antipope is defined by the Catholic Encyclopedia as "a false claimant of the Holy See in opposition to a pontiff canonically elected."
Sylvester III (1045) -- Considered by some to be an antipope
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 Popes of the Roman Catholic Church on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Leo VII, 963-65, or Benedict V, 964-66 (one of these was an antipope)
antipope: Clement VII, 1378-94 (see Robert of Geneva)
antipope: Benedict XIII, 1394-1423 (see Luna, Pedro de)
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 Pope John XX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pope John XX Pope John XX There has never been a Pope John XX.
Some 11th century historians believed that there had been a pope named John between antipope Boniface VII and the actual Pope John XV; thus, the series of Pope John XV to Pope John XIX was mistakenly numbered John XVI to XX.
These popes have been renumbered as John XV to XIX; however, Pope John XXI to Pope John XXIII were numbered based on the confusion of having twenty Pope Johns before them.
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 Catholic Online - Saints & Angels - Boniface VII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Catholic Online - Saints & Angels - Boniface VII
Boniface VII By birth Franco, Boniface VII was pope or antipope from June-July, 974 and from August, 984 to July, 985.
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