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The Papacy Through History: Popes of the Catholic Church


Popes of the Catholic Church

 - (Public Domain)The Papacy Through History

With the election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio as Pope Francis in 2013, there have been 266 popes in the history of the Catholic Church. The pope is the spiritual leader of Catholicism and the visible head of the Catholic Church. He is the successor to Saint Peter, the first among the apostles and the first pope of Rome. Taken together, the following articles provide a comprehensive list of all the popes of the Catholic Church, divided up by historical era, as well as the years that they reigned.

Biographies of the popes will be linked off of each article; check back often to see which biographies have been added.

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Portal: Christianity / DYK Archive


Portal: Christianity / DYK Archive

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…that there are approximately two billion Christians worldwide?
…that there are usually 66 books in the Christian Bible?
…that there are over 33 000 Protestant denominations in 238 countries worldwide?
…that Jesus worked as a carpenter until the age of 30, when he began his ministry?
…that during the Avignon Papacy from 1305 to 1378, several medieval popes resided in Avignon and not in Rome?

Monday: Archive of Did you know?


Drawing of Rome during the fourteenth century.

Drawing of Rome during the fourteenth century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Archive of Did you know?

 

Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at...

Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at Rome on 17th January 1377. Fresco by Giorgio Vasari (30.07.1511-27.06.1574). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Avignon, Palais des Papes, France

Avignon, Palais des Papes, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)