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Old guy, head of the catholic church, elected by cardinals of the catholic church. Normally offically celibate, although some noteable exceptions occur to this during the medeival period.
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The head of the Roman Catholic church, elected by cardinals of that church. Normally offically celibate, although some noteable exceptions occur to this during the medieval period.
   
During the medeival period, could have enormous power (see [[crusades]]). Theoretically there is only one pope, however several times during the middle medieval ages there were several popes simultaneously, with the other popes (whichever one wasn't on your side) called the [[antipope]].
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During the medieval period, could have enormous power (see [[crusades]]). Theoretically there is only one Pope. However, several times during the middle medieval ages there were multiple Popes, each of which claimed they were the legitimate and rightful Pope. The ones who eventually lost are known as [[Antipope]]s.
   
The modern pope lives in [[Vatican]], a religeous city state in [[Italy]], but originally the pope lived in Rome (I beleive), although a few popes and [[antipope]]s set up their capital elsewhere. At some stage (probably during the medeival period) the pope settled in the [[Vatican]] for good.
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The modern Pope lives in [[Vatican]], a religeous city state in [[Italy]], but originally the Pope lived in Rome (I believe), although a few Popes and [[Antipope]]s set up their capital elsewhere. At some stage (probably during the medieval period) the Pope settled in the [[Vatican]] for good.

Revision as of 19:13, 29 September 2003

The head of the Roman Catholic church, elected by cardinals of that church. Normally offically celibate, although some noteable exceptions occur to this during the medieval period.

During the medieval period, could have enormous power (see crusades). Theoretically there is only one Pope. However, several times during the middle medieval ages there were multiple Popes, each of which claimed they were the legitimate and rightful Pope. The ones who eventually lost are known as Antipopes.

The modern Pope lives in Vatican, a religeous city state in Italy, but originally the Pope lived in Rome (I believe), although a few Popes and Antipopes set up their capital elsewhere. At some stage (probably during the medieval period) the Pope settled in the Vatican for good.