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  Pope Urban VI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On March 21, 1364, he was consecrated Archbishop of Acerenza in the Kingdom of Naples, He became archbishop of Bari in 1377, and, on the death of Pope Gregory XI (1370–78), the Roman populace clamorously demanding an Italian Pope, was unanimously chosen (April 8, 1378) by the French cardinals, taking the name Urban VI.
The arrogant and imperious temper of the new Pope, intoxicated by his unexpected fortune, showed itself in ways so intolerable that five months afterwards the majority of the cardinals met at Fondi, and, repudiating their previous action, proceeded to elect Robert of Geneva (September 20), who assumed the title of Clement VII (1378–94).
The measures of Urban VI were not without vigor, but at the same time were characterized by such a want of prudence and self-control as has given rise to the not improbable assertion that he actually was, at times at least, a lunatic.
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Urban's ambassadors, doubtless inspired by the French and Limousin cardinals, left Rome too late, when the calumnies concerning the illegitimacy of the pope's election were widespread.
The pope's suspicions were eventually aroused, and in June he requested the three Italian cardinals who had not followed the others to join their colleagues and to try and restore kinder feelings.
Urban might have been a good pope in more peaceful circumstances; but he certainly was unable to heal the wounds which the Church had received during the exile of Avignon.
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 7 Things You Should Know About the Pope - MSN Encarta
Pope John Paul II led the Roman Catholic Church for more than 25 years--only three other men in history served longer as pope.
Pope Paul VI stipulated that only cardinals who have not reached their 80th birthday before the date of the pope's death may enter the conclave, but those over 80 can participate in preliminary meetings.
But this man, who became Pope Urban VI* and may well have had serious clinical personality problems, so angered the cardinals that, a few months after their conclave, they claimed their election of him was invalid.
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 Pope Urban VI
Urban VI, given name Bartolommeo Prignano, Roman Catholic Pope from the 8th of April 1378 to the 15th of October 1389, was born at Naples in 1318.
On the death of Pope Gregory XI, who had finally returned to Rome from Avignon, he was elected pope in a conclave held under circumstances of great excitement, owing to popular apprehension of an intention of the French cardinals to elect a French pope and again abandon Rome.
Urban deposed Joanna of Naples (21st of April 1380) for adhering to France and Savoy in support of the antipope, and gave her kingdom to Charles of Durazzo.
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 AllRefer.com - Urban VI (Roman Catholic Popes And Antipopes) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Urban VI 1318?–1389, pope (1378–89), whose election was the immediate cause of the Great Schism; a Neapolitan named Bartolomeo Prignano; successor of Gregory XI.
Urban was recognized from the first by most of Italy and Germany, by Flanders, and by England and English territories.
Urban alienated his political allies by his behavior; he probably murdered five cardinals (he had created a new sacred college) who had plotted against him, and thus horrified all Europe.
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 Pope Urban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pope Urban I, 222/223 to 230 - a Saint
Pope Urban II, 12 March 1088 to 29 July 1099 - the Blessed Pope Urban
Pope Urban VII, 15 September 1590 to 27 September 1590- the shortest regaining pope
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 Late Middle Ages - Pope Urban VI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Urban VI Elected as the pope by the Italian faction, Bartolomeo Prignano was a Neapolitan by birth, but served much of his clerical career at Avignon, where he managed the chancery.
Urban VI (1378-1389), however, unexpectedly turned zealous upon his election, and began active reforming with the College of Cardinals his especial target.
The faction at Anagni elected Clement VII (1378-1394) as a rival pope.
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 Urban VI articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Urban VI URBAN VI [Urban VI] 1318?-1389, pope (1378-89), whose election was the immediate cause of the Great Schism ; a Neapolitan named Bartolomeo Prignano; successor of Gregory XI.
Urban V URBAN V [Urban V] 1310-70, pope (1362-70), a Provençal named Guillaume de Grimoard; successor of Innocent VI.
Popes of the Roman Catholic Church POPES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH [Popes of the Roman Catholic Church] Popes of the Roman Catholic Church In the following list, the date of election, rather than of consecration, is given.
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Another statement on the same authority, that Urban had ordered the making of silver liturgical vessels, is only an invention of the later editor of the biography early in the sixth century, who arbitrarily attributed to Urban the making of certain vessels, including the patens for twenty-five titular churches of his own time.
In the Acts of St. Cecilia and the "Liber Pontificalis" it is said that Pope Urban was buried in the Catacomb of Praetextatus on the Via Appia.
The Itineraries of the seventh century to the graves of the Roman martyrs all mention the grave of an Urban in connexion with the graves of several martyrs who are buried in the Catacomb of Praetextatus.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15209a.htm   (1140 words)

 Is Sedevacantism Catholic?  Part 2
For fear of their lives (note this was after the new pope had been elected), they dressed an Italian cardinal in the robes of the pope and presented him to the crowd as the new pope.
Urban appeared to be a very easy-going fellow before being elected to the papacy, but once he was elected he became extremely aggressive in attacking those improperly using the Church.
Even though the true pope had resigned and the council was in place to elect the new pope, it appears that the Holy Ghost’s hand was not to be forced as the new pope wasn’t elected until the chair was truly vacant, due to Gregory’s death.
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 End of Europe's Middle Ages - The Church
In 1305, Pope Clement V (1305-1314) temporarily moved his court from Rome to Avignon in south-eastern France in an attempt to maintain papal autonomy - thus began the Avignonese or Babylonian Captivity.
Meanwhile, Pope Urban VI appointed new cardinals to fill the French vacancies and, for the next thirty-seven years, the Church was split by the Great Schism which saw papal courts established at both Rome and Avignon.
Unfortunately, the popes of the last half of the fifteenth century involved themselves in the volatile politics of Renaissance Italy rather than the concerns of an international church.
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 Rejection of Pascal's Wager: Popes Throughout History
The next two popes were merely stop-gap instruments of Marozia- to warm the papal throne until her son could ascend to it.
Pope Alexander III (in office 1159-1181) had the dubious distinction of being one of the first popes to order the use of force against heresies.
The 215th pope Julius II (in office 1503-1513) is well known to most people as the pope who commission Michaelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
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Before examining some of the theological blunders committed by Popes, let's go back to a period in the history of the Catholic Church that is known to historians as the Church's "Babylonian Captivity." Like the exile of Israel, it lasted almost 70 years.
The Cardinals sought to nullify the election of Urban VI, saying that they elected the Italian because they head been threatened by an Italian mob.
Urban VI (the Italian) did not recognize Clemenet VII (the Frenchman) and vice versa!
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 Keeping Catholics Catholic Page XXV-The Timeline-The FOURTEENTH Century 1389-1400   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope Urban VI extends the Feast of the Visitation to the whole Church.
POPE URBAN VI Boniface IX is elected Pope.
When Urban VI died, a discredited old man, it was hoped that the schism would end.
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 Pope Urban VI Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The measures of Urban were not without vigour, but at the same time were characterized by such a want of prudence and self-control as has given rise to the not improbable assertion that he actually was, at times at least, a lunatic.
Clement VII was of course, excommunicated, and designated the Antichrist; twenty-six new cardinals were created in a single day, and by an arbitrary alienation of the estates and property of the church, funds were raised for open war.
The castle of St Angelo was besieged and taken, and the antipope Clement VII put to flight, while Charles of Durazzo was invested in the sovereignty of Naples, forfeited by Queen Joanna.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : The First Holy Years
Pope Boniface, reading 'the signs of the times', consulted the cardinals of the Curia and, on February 22, 1300, he promulgated the Decree Antiquorum habet digna fide relatio, with which he instituted the Jubilee.
Pope Urban VI, successor to Gregory XI, who returned the papacy to Rome from Avignon, decided in 1389 to celebrate that return with a Jubilee.
Pope Gregory XIII proclaimed the Holy Year 1575 with a bull issued on the Feast of the Ascension and read again on the last Sunday of Advent, a practice which continues today.
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 The Jubilee in Church History
Pope Urban VI increased the frequency of Jubilees to every thirty-three years, according to Our Lord’s span of life on earth.
Pope Martin V proclaimed a Holy Year twenty-five years later (rather than thirty-three), with a commemorative Medal and the opening of a Holy Door in St. John Lateran.
Pope Pius IX did proclaim the next Holy Year, even though the Holy Door was not opened due to the occupation of Rome by King Vittorio Emmanuele.
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 Patron Saints Index: Pope Urban VI
Archbishop of Bari, Italy on 14 April 1377 by Pope Gregory XI.
202nd pope, chosen partly due to political wrangling within the college of cardinals, and partly due to pressures from the Romans to again have an Italian pope.
The majority of cardinals fled to Fondi, Italy, repudiated their election of Urban, and on 20 September 1378 chose Robert of Geneva as anti-pope; he chose the name Clement VII, and inaugurated decades of Schism that divided Europe, confused the faithful, and wasted the lives of many good men.
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 Pope Urban VI and the Antipope Clement VII (Getty Museum)
Pope Urban VI and the Antipope Clement VII (Getty Museum)
Pope Urban VI and the Antipope Clement VII
Early in 1378, a group of primarily Italian cardinals elected Urban VI as pope.
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 ElectAPope.Com - Who's Who   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The full title of the Pope is: Bishop of Rome; Vicar of Jesus Christ; Successor of Saint Peter, the Prince of the Apostles; Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church; Patriarch of the West; Primate of Italy; Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Province of Rome; Sovereign of the State of Vatican City.
The Electors of the Pope are the Members of the College of Cardinals who have not yet celebrated their eightieth birthday at the time The Pope has died and the Holy See has become vacant.
If the Pope has not made this appointment, for instance in the event of a sudden death, this position is elected provisionally by a secret ballot of the Cardinal Electors.
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 Urban VI still lives.(FRONT BURNER) - Catholic New Times - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The dominant red-clad figure in the painting is that of Pope Urban VI (1378).
Laurens portrays Urban VI with his finger on his chin looking pensively at his victims.
Pope Urban VI was elected in 1378 to heal the wounds of the Great Schism and return the papacy in peace from Avignon to Rome.
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 2000 Italia: Il Papa (The Pope)
Later Pope Urban VI decided to reduce the period to thirty three years in memory of the earthly life of Jesus.
In 1500 Pope Alexander VI announced that the doors in the four major basilicas would be opened contemporaneously, and that he himself would open the holy door of Saint Peter's.
However, this Pope did proclaim the holy year of 1875, although there was no ceremony of the opening of the door due to Rome's occupation by the troops of King Vittorio Emmanuele.
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