[ UK /ˌæntɪpˈə‍ʊp/ ]
  1. someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected
    the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism
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  • These ‘imposters’ are referred to as antipopes and are considered to be agents of the devil.
  • Some say that these men should not be called antipopes, since they were not set up against the one chosen by church law.
  • Important antipopes were Novatian; Clement III; Nicholas V; Clement VII; Benedict XIII; John XXIII (or by a different count, John XXII; see Cossa, Baldassare); and Felix V, who was the last antipope.
  • If antipopes are counted, there have been 99 popes and 10 antipopes equaling 109.
  • Amadeus VIII (1391-1434), known as the antipope Felix V (q. v.), was made a duke by Emperor Sigismund in 1416; in 1422 he received the The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
  • In this connexion we may recall the canonization of Charles by the antipope Paschal III in 1165, which, of course, never possessed validity. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy
  • A Council of Constance was convened under an "antipope" (not the official pope), and this Council tried Huss in 1414 and burned him at the stake, making him a martyr. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • The Second was called in 1139 to clarify doctrine and to heal the schism which had been caused by the activities of the antipope Anacletus II.
  • There have been almost fifty antipopes and right now there are three: Michael I, Linus II and Pius XIII.
  • I don't know if the antipopes had anything to do with Tokyo Ya going out of business, but if they did, they should be ashamed.
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