Pope Boniface VI

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Pope
Boniface VI
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Papacy began April 896
Papacy ended April 896
Predecessor Formosus
Successor Stephen VI
Personal details
Birth name Bonifacio
Born ???
Rome, Papal States
Died April 896
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Other popes named Boniface

Pope Boniface VI (Latin: Bonifatius VI; died April 896) was Pope in April 896. He was a native of Rome.[1] His election came about as a result of riots soon after the death of Pope Formosus. Prior to his reign, he had twice incurred a sentence of deprivation of orders as a subdeacon and as a priest.[2] After a pontificate of fifteen days, he is said by some to have died of the gout,[3][4] by others to have been forcibly ejected to make way for Stephen VI, the candidate of the Spoletan party.

At a synod in Rome held by John IX in 898, his election was pronounced null and void.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Platina, Bartolomeo (1479), The Lives of the Popes From The Time Of Our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Accession of Gregory VII I, London: Griffith Farran & Co., p. 237, retrieved 2013-04-25 
  2. ^ Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to Benedict XVI, (HarperCollins, 2000), 146.
  3. ^ a b Richard P. McBrien, 146.
  4. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Pope Boniface VI". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pope Boniface VI". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Formosus
Pope
896
Succeeded by
Stephen VI