Urban VI


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Urban VI

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(Biography) original name Bartolomeo Prignano ?1318–89, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1378–89). His policies led to the election of an antipope by the French cardinals, thus beginning the Great Schism in the West
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Noun1.Urban VI - Italian pope from 1378 to 1389 whose contested election began the Great Schism; he alienated his political allies by his ruthless treatment of his opponents (1318-1389)
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Among them were Popes Benedict XII, Urban VI (who granted indulgences for the feast of Mary's Nativity), Boniface IX and Martin V.
French cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, one of the electors, spoke of the upcoming conclave in an interview with Italian daily Il Messaggero saying: "Our eyes will be turned on the conditions of the world, to the great challenges the Church faces." According to Church rules, any Catholic adult male can be elected pope -- but the last non-cardinal to land the top job was Urban VI in the late 14th century.
According to Church rules, any Catholic adult male can be elected pope but the last non-cardinal to land the top job was Urban VI in the late 14th century.
Urban VI - Because of his harsh leadership style, 13 French cardinals fled Rome who declared within months his election as null because it was done in fear.
His successor, Pope Urban VI, facing schism in the Church, called her to Rome to support him.

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