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Popes of the Avignon Papacy and the Great Schism

From Boniface VIII to Gregory XII

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Updated April 12, 2007

With the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, there have been 265 popes in the history of the Roman Catholic Church. The pope is the spiritual leader of Roman Catholicism and the visible head of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the successor to St. Peter, the first among the apostles and the first pope of Rome. The following list gives the names of the popes of the Avignon Papacy and the Great Schism and the years that they reigned.

Thirteenth Century

193. Boniface VIII (1294-1303)

Fourteenth Century

194. Blessed Benedict XI (1303-04)
  • Avignon Papacy Begins
195. Clement V (1305-14)
196. John XXII (1316-34)
197. Benedict XII (1334-42)
198. Clement VI (1342-52)
199. Innocent VI (1352-62)
200. Blessed Urban V (1362-70)
201. Gregory XI (1370-78)
  • Avignon Papacy Ends

  • Great Schism Begins
202. Urban VI (1378-89)
203. Boniface IX (1389-1404)

Fifteenth Century

204. Innocent VII (1404-06)
205. Gregory XII (1406-15)
  • Great Schism Ends
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