Talk:Antipope Benedict XIII

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Concerning Avignon Pope Benedict XIII[edit]

De Luna was elected at Avignon. Since Wikipedia is not an official organ of the RC Church, and since the RC designation "anti-pope" is duly noted in the opening sentences to satisfy partisans, how can we prevent hobbyists from shifting the neutral and historical term Avignon Pope Benedict XIII, to "Antipope Benedict XIII"?--Wetman (talk) 20:28, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

IMHO, it should be moved to Antipope..., same for all of those anti-popes. Makes things less confusing that way. GoodDay (talk) 14:20, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
Avignon Pope is not accurate, the Avignon Popes reigned in the town from 1305 to 1378 when the Curia was moved back to Rome. Urban V was elected as Pope, some Cardinal's didn't like it and then made their own Pope to go against the lawfully elected one. This is the very definition of an Antipope. It is accurate to call Benedict XIII Antipope- because that is what he is. Avignon Pope is also misleading as people may assume that means he is a legitimate Pope, which he never was. Gavin Scott (talk) 14:38, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
Seeing as Avignon Pope Clement VII is a redirect to Antipope Clement VII? the same should be done with this Antipope. GoodDay (talk) 14:56, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
I concur, again, Benedict XIII is not an Avignon Pope, there is no such thing (it's POV to claim he is) He is an antipope, that is not a negative term though, it is just the name of what he is. Gavin Scott (talk) 15:31, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
To help clarify things - The Avignon Popes were legitimate Popes who resided in Avignon, France from 1305 to 1377 (before the Western Schism). GoodDay (talk) 18:24, 26 July 2008 (UTC)