|1409||Council of Pisa.|
This council was called in order to resolve the Great Schism which occurred in 1378. The council declared Alexander V the new pope to replace Gregory XII, the Roman pope, and Benedict XIII, the Avignon pope. Alexander V was not universally recognized as the pope (resulting in three persons serving as pope for six years) and the Council of Constance was called in 1414 to settle the matter.
© 2004 Mark Gstohl, PhD.