Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Popes of Catholic Church --Anti-popes Part 2

Felix II, 355-365
of the
Roman Catholic Church

What is an Anti-pope???
A false claimant of the Holy See  in opposition to a pontiff canonically elected.  At various times in the history of the Church illegal pretenders to the Papal Chair have arisen, and frequently exercised pontifical functions in defiance of the true occupant.

Joseph Hergenröther, Church historian and canonist, first Cardinal-Prefect of the Vatican Archives, b. at Würzburg, 15 Sept., 1824; d. at Mehrerau Bodensee), 3 Oct., 1890  (See excerpts of Joseph Hergenrother's story on separate post which gives the authenticity of his works.)

He enumerates thirty Antipopes in the following order:

•Hippolytus (?), III century
•Novatian, 251
Constantine II, 767
•Felix II, 355-365
•Ursicinus, 366-367
•Eulalius, 418-419
•Laurentius, 498-501
•Constantine II, 767
•Philip, VIII century
•Anastasius, 855
•Leo VIII, 956-963
•Boniface VII, 974
•John XVI, X century
•Gregory, 1012
•Sylvester III, 1044
•Benedict X, 1058
•Honorius II, 1061-72
•Guibert or Clement III, 1080-1100
•Theodoric, 1100
•Aleric, 1102
•Maginulf, 1105
•Burdin (Gregory VIII), 1118
•Anacletus II, 1130-38
•Victor IV, 1159-64
•Pascal III, 1164-68
•Calixtus III, 1168-77
•Innocent III, 1178-80
•Nicholas V, 1328-30
•Robert of Geneva (Clement VII), 20 September, 1378 to 16 September, 1394
•Amadeus of Savoy (Felix V), November, 1439 to April, 1449

Honorius II, 1061-72

Nicholas V, 1328-30