List of Catholic Popes
Catholic Popes in History
The Pope in Roman Catholocism is the bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. The Pope is also called pontiff, Holy Father, and the Vicar of Christ by Roman Catholics. Popes throughout Christian history have been fascinating men who have been responsible for many successes and unfortunate mistakes. Studying popes of the past helps people to understand the Church and its service to the world. Below is a list of all the popes to preside over the Roman Catholic Church and the years they served. Click on the name to read their biography.