“In 1309, he made the pivotal decision to move the Curia, or the papal administration, to Avignon, France, where the next 6 popes would reside until 1376. This ushered in what was dubbed the “Avignon Papacy,” but to others, this was the “Babylonian Captivity,” as christened by Italian writer Francesco Petrarch,”

Charles River Editors, The Western Schism of 1378: The History and Legacy of the Papal Schism that Split the Catholic Church
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