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Pisa, Council of
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(1409). After the failure of various attempts to put an end to the Western Schism (Papacy: II),most cardinals of the two rival popes (Gregory XII [1406–1415] in Rome, Benedict XIII [1394–1417/1423] in Avignon) renounced their obedience to them, and together called a council in Pisa. This condemned both popes (without deciding on their legitimacy) for their obdurate behavior, and deposed them. However, since these popes did not submit, and they continued to receive political suppor…

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Schneider, Hans, “Pisa, Council of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024579>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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