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Avignon

The Palace of the Popes (in French, Palais des Papes) was the seat of the Catholic Church in the 1300s after the papacy was moved from Rome to France. Nine popes governed Christendom from Avignon, with the help of a curia that numbered 450 to 650 at any given time.

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