Pope Boniface VI

Pope Boniface VI

Boniface VI
Papacy began April 896
Papacy ended April 896
Predecessor Formosus
Successor Stephen VI
Personal details
Birth name Bonifacio
Born ???
Rome, Papal States
Died April 896
Other popes named Boniface

Pope Boniface VI (Latin: Bonifatius VI; died April 896) was Pope in April 896. He was a native of Rome.[1] 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.[2] After a pontificate of fifteen days, he is said by some to have died of the gout,[3][4] by others to have been forcibly ejected to make way for Stephen VI, the candidate of the Spoletan party.

At a synod in Rome held by John IX in 898, his election was pronounced null and void.[3]

See also


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  2. ^ Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to Benedict XVI, (HarperCollins, 2000), 146.
  3. ^ a b Richard P. McBrien, 146.
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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Stephen VI