The Palais des Papes only served as the legitimate seat of the papacy for a relatively short period, and in 1370 the papal seat was relocated to the tomb of St. Peter (Vatican City). Although this relocation occurred in 1370, the Palais des Papes still served as the home to a few more Popes (in this case Antipopes), they were notably the Antipopes Clement VII (1378–1394), Benedict XIII (1394–1423) and Clement VIII (1423–1429).
If you are wondering what an Antipope is, it is another claimant to the papacy, in opposition to the legitimately elected Pope of the time, who have typically had significant support from various cardinals, secular kings and kingdoms. What is not clear however, is if an Antipope coming in to contact with a Pope would result in some form of explosive annihilation!
If the subject of "Papal Prophecies" takes your fancy pope over to Andrew May's Forteana Blog.
|The Palais des Papes.|
|The rock on which part of the palace is built.|
|Tombs of past Popes.|
|Decorative floor tiles on display.|
|Antipope Benedict XIII.|
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