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The Western Schism was a split between factions of the Roman Catholic Church between 1378 and 1417.[1]

During this period, more than one claimed to be the true pope.[1]

The reasons for the split were mostly political, rather than theological. The Council of Constance (1414–1418) ended the schism when they elected Martin V as the new pope.

Popes of the Western Schism

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Western Schism," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-29.

Other websites

  "Western Schism". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

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