The history of the era beginning with the Avignon Popes is so complicated that it would require a super computer to keep track of all the Popes that reigned during those dark days. At one time there were actually 3 "Holy Fathers," all calling each other an Antipope, and exercising their Christian charity by throwing thunderbolts at each other!!

 

 


Reference

Gail, Marzieh. The Three Popes: An Account of the Great Western Schism When Rival Popes Vied for Power. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1960.


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