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Boniface VI
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Papacy began April 896
Papacy ended April 896
Predecessor Formosus
Successor Stephen VI
Personal details
Birth name ???
Born ???
Rome, Italy
Died April 896
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Other Popes named Boniface

Boniface VI, pope, a native of Rome, was elected in April 896 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. After a pontificate of fifteen days, he is said by some to have died of the gout, by others to have been forcibly ejected to make way for Stephen VI, the candidate of the Spoletan party.

At the Council of Rome, held by John IX in 898, his election was pronounced null and void.

See also

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

References

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

This article incorporates text from the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913.

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