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Pope Boniface VI (Latin: Bonifatius VI; 806 – April 896) was Pope in April 896. He was a native of Rome.[2] 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.[3] After a pontificate of fifteen days, he is said by some to have died of the gout,[4] by others to have been forcibly ejected to make way for Stephen VI, the candidate of the Spoletan party.[5]

Pope

Boniface VI
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Papacy beganApril 896
Papacy endedApril 896
PredecessorFormosus
SuccessorStephen VI
Personal details
Birth nameBonifacio
BornRome, Papal States
DiedApril 896
Rome, Papal States[1]
Other popes named Boniface

At a synod in Rome held by John IX in 898, his election was pronounced null and void.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Boniface VI". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to Benedict XVI, (HarperCollins, 2000), 146.
  4. ^ a b Richard P. McBrien, 146.
  5. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pope Boniface VI" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Formosus
Pope
896
Succeeded by
Stephen VI