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How many Popes have there been in the Catholic Church including the oresent one?
-- Kevin Caldwell (email@example.com), October 31, 2003
265 Popes. 79 are Saints. 8 are Blessed. 2 are Doctors of the Church.
-- Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 31, 2003.
Are you including the Popes at Avignon?
-- tedeuscong (email@example.com), November 06, 2003.
Why not the popes at Avignon? Seven out of nine of them were really popes. Here's how it went =====>
Boniface VIII 1294-1303 pope at Rome
Clement V 1305-1314 pope at Avignon (begins "Babylonian Captivity")
John XXII 1316-1334 pope at Avignon
Benedict XII 1334-1342 pope at Avignon
Clement VI 1342-1352 pope at Avignon
Innocent VI 1352-1362 pope at Avignon
Urban V 1362-1370 pope at Avignon
Gregory XI 1370-1378 pope at Avignon
Urban VI 1378-1389 pope at Rome (returned to Rome beginning the "Great Schism"
Clement VII 1378-1394 ANTI-POPE at Avignon
Boniface IX 1389-1404 pope at Rome
Benedict XIII 1394-1423 ANTI-POPE #1 at Avignon
Innocent VII 1404-1406 pope at Rome
Gregory XII 1406-1415 pope at Rome (Council of Pisa in 1409 tries to end Great Schism but fails)
Alexander V 1409-1410 ANTI-POPE #2 at Pisa
John XXIII 1410-1415 ANTI-POPE #2 (successor) at Pisa (Note his name.)
>>> Council of Constance (1417) effectively ends Great Schism <<<<<
Martin V 1417-1431 pope at Rome
-- (Why@Not.com), November 06, 2003.