Anti-pope John


(Hebrew: Yehohhanan, the Lord graciously gave) Antipope (844). While a deacon he had himself proclaimed pope by the rabble in Rome in opposition to Pope Sergius II. He broke into the Lateran palace but was seized by the Roman nobles, who were escorting the lawful pope to his residence, and thrust into a monastery.

MLA Citation

  • “Anti-pope John”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 August 2013. Web. 3 March 2021. <>