During the Avignon schism, when the Pope resided at Avignon and the Anti-Pope in Rome, were the Anti-Popes called ‘Anti-Pope’ in their own day? Or was this a term only applied to them retrospectively after the schism had been sorted out?
I can’t really imagine anyone CHOOSING to follow the Anti-Pope instead of the Pope if their titles made it that obvious!
What happened elsewhere in the Catholic world during this time? Did different parishes or different diocese pray for the Pope and others for the Anti-Pope? Were some religious orders loyal to one, and others to the other, or were orders split, or did they largely ignore the split? Did they even mention the Pope by name in the bidding prayers at that time? I would imagine ordinary lay Catholics at that time would have been largely unaware of the goings on in the Vatican, they didn’t have EWTN back then after all!