The Western Schism
"The schism in the western
Church resulted from the return of the papacy to Rome under Gregory XI
in 1376, ending the Avignon Papacy, which had developed a reputation of
corruption that estranged major parts of Western Christendom. This
reputation can be attributed to perceptions of predominant French
influence and to the papal curia's efforts to extend its powers of
patronage and increase its revenues.
After Gregory XI died, the Romans rioted to
ensure the election of a Roman for pope. The cardinals, fearing the
crowds, elected a Neapolitan when no viable Roman candidates presented
themselves. Pope Urban VI, born Bartolomeo Prignano, the Archbishop of
Bari, was elected in 1378. Urban had been a respected administrator in
the papal chancery at Avignon, but as pope he proved suspicious,
overbearing, and prone to violent outbursts of temper. The cardinals
who had elected him soon regretted their decision: the majority removed
themselves from Rome to Anagni, where they elected Robert of Geneva as a rival pope on September 20 of
the same year. Robert took the name Pope Clement VII and reestablished
a papal court in Avignon. This second election threw the
Church into turmoil. There had been antipopes - rival claimants to the
papacy before, but most of them had been appointed by various rival
factions; in this case, a single group of leaders of the Church had
created both the pope and the antipope.
The conflicts quickly escalated from a church
problem to a diplomatic crisis that divided Europe. Secular leaders had
to choose which claimant they would recognize." Source:
LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS
PLATE # 14
The image in plate 14 at left has the
bottom portion cut off, so I have added two additional versions at the
bottom of this page. I'm beginning to think that someone very close to
the various popes did these plate images - perhaps a bishop or cardinal
the 'rooster'. I'm also wondering if a pope incorporated one-third of
the 'holy' descendants into the church as cardinals - thus the use of
birds in these images. It appears that a pope, or popes, took people
from all 3
'divine' lines. These immoral popes probably produced children via the
'sacred' bloodline as well,
expecting to have 'divine' descendants for their church - aren't they
simply disgusting? For our consideration:
1) a pope, 2) a wolf's head 3) a rooster
4) a snake
The pope here is either Pope
Gregory XII or
Pope Martin V - popes that reigned during the years there was an
there was a 2 year period with no pope at all - see chart below. The
head is Jan Hus [his article below]. The Rooster represents the one
entitled to the 'keys to the kingdom'.
The Great Schism of Western Christianity, or
Papal Schism (also known as the Western Schism), was a split within the
Roman Catholic Church from 1378 to 1417. By its end, three men
simultaneously claimed to be the true pope. Driven by politics rather
than any real theological disagreement, the schism was ended by the
Council of Constance (1414–1418). The simultaneous claims to the papal
chair of four different men hurt the reputation of the office. The
Western Schism is occasionally called the Great Schism, though this
term is more often applied to the East-West Schism of 1054.
It seems the serpent is after the 'keys
the kingdom' too. This may indicate an anti-pope who was installed
during the period of 1378 - 1449. There were 3 anti-popes during this
time period, but it seems they are referring to John XXIII in this
instance. The antepopes were installed via the church, but since the
church was divided, one branch didn't recognize the other branch nor
1. Robert of Geneva (Clement VII), 20 September,
1378 to 16 September, 1394, classified as an anti-pope by Rome.
2. John XXIII (1370-1419), classified as an
anti-pope by Rome.
3. Amadeus of Savoy (Felix V), November, 1439
to April, 1449, classified as an anti-pope by Rome.
The Council of Constance
In the Roman Catholic Church, the
Constance' is the 16th ecumenical council. It was held from 1414 to
1418. The council resolved the Western Schism in which three men
simultaneously claimed to be pope. Furthermore, Jan Hus was condemned
and executed during the council. In response to a controversy in
Poland, the council ruled on issues of national sovereignty, the rights
of pagans, and just war. The council represented a high point for the
movement that promoted the authority of councils over the authority of
the pope, but in the end the pope's authority was re-affirmed.
was a key contributor to the Protestant movement whose teachings had a
strong influence on the states of Europe and on Martin Luther
himself.The Roman Catholic Church considered the teachings of John Hus
heretical; consequently Hus was excommunicated in 1411, condemned by
the Council of Constance, and burned at the stake in 1415.
|30 November 1406 - 4 July 1415
|Western Schism; abdicated during the Council
of Constance, which had been called by his opponent John XXIII.
|4 July 1415 - 11 November 1417
|Two year period without a valid pope elected.
Alexander V and John XXIII were both antipopes during this period.
|11 November 1417 - 20 February 1431
|Convened the Council of Basel, 1431