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published: 3/17/04
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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.

First Century

Simon Peter
(Peter is held to be the first pope in Roman Catholocism)


Pope Linus (67-76)
Pope Anacletus (76-88)
Pope Clement I (88-97)
Pope Evaristus (97-105)

Second Century

Pope Alexander I (105-115)
Pope Sixtus I (115-125)
Pope Telephorus (125-136)
Pope Hyginus (136-140)
Pope Pius I (140-155)
Pope Anicetus (155-166)
Pope Soter (166-175)
Pope Eleutherius (175-189)
Pope Victor I (189-199)
Pope Zephyrinus (199-217)

Third Century

Pope Callistus I (217-22)
Pope Urban I (222-30)
Pope Pontain (230-35)
Pope Anterus (235-36)
Pope Fabian (236-50)
Pope Cornelius (251-53)
Pope Lucius I (253-54)
Pope Stephen I (254-257)
Pope Sixtus II (257-258)
Pope Dionysius (260-268)
Pope Felix I (269-274)
Pope Caius (283-296)
Pope Marcellinus (296-304)

Fourth Century

Pope Marcellus I (308-309)
Pope Eusebius (309 or 310)
Pope Miltiades (311-14)
Pope Sylvester I (314-35)
Pope Marcus (336)
Pope Julius I (337-52)
Pope Liberius I (352-66)
Pope Damasus I (366-83)
Pope Siricius I (384-99)
Pope Anastasius I (399-401)

Fifth Century

Pope Innocent I (401-17)
Pope Zosimus (417-18)
Pope Boniface I (418-22)
Pope Celestine I (422-32)
Pope Sixtus III (432-40)
Pope Leo I (the Great) (440-61)
Pope Hilarius (461-68)
Pope Simplicius (468-83)
Pope Felix III (II) (483-92)
Pope Gelasius I (492-96)
Pope Anastasius II (496-98)
Pope Symmachus (498-514)

Sixth Century

Pope Hormisdas (514-23)
Pope John I (523-26)
Pope Felix IV (III) (526-30)
Pope Boniface II (530-32)
Pope John II (533-35)
Pope Agapetus I (535-36)
Pope Silverius (536-37)
Pope Vigilius (537-55)
Pope Pelagius I (556-61)
Pope John III (561-74)
Pope Benedict I (575-79)
Pope Pelagius II (579-90)
Pope Gregory the Great (590-604)

Seventh Century

Pope Sabinian (604-606)
Pope Boniface III (607)
Pope Boniface IV (608-15)
Pope Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) (615-18)
Pope Boniface V (619-25)
Pope Honorius I (625-38)
Pope Severinus (640)
Pope John IV (640-42)
Pope Theodore I (642-49)
Pope Martin I (649-55)
Pope Eugene I (655-57)
Pope Vitalian (657-72)
Pope Adeodatus (II) (672-76)
Pope Donus (676-78)
Pope Agatho (678-81)
Pope Leo II (682-83)
Pope Benedict II (684-85)
Pope John V (685-86)
Pope Conon (686-87)
Pope Sergius I (687-701)

Eighth Century

Pope John VI (701-05)
Pope John VII (705-07)
Pope Sisinnius (708)
Pope Constantine (708-15)
Pope Gregory II (715-31)
Pope Gregory III (731-41)
Pope Zachary (741-52)
Pope Stephen III (752-57)
Pope Paul I (757-67)
Pope Stephen IV (767-72)
Pope Adrian I (772-95)
Pope Leo III (795-816)

Ninth Century

Pope Stephen V (816-17)
Pope Paschal I (817-24)
Pope Eugene II (824-27)
Pope Valentine (827)
Pope Gregory IV (827-44)
Pope Sergius II (844-47)
Pope Leo IV (847-55)
Pope Benedict III (855-58)
Pope Nicholas I (the Great) (858-67)
Pope Adrian II (867-72)
Pope John VIII (872-82)
Pope Marinus I (882-84)
Pope Adrian III (884-85)
Pope Stephen VI (885-91)
Pope Formosus (891-96)
Pope Boniface VI (896)
Pope Stephen VII (896-97)
Pope Romanus (897)
Pope Theodore II (897)
Pope John IX (898-900)

Tenth Century

Pope Benedict IV (900-03)
Pope Leo V (903)
Pope Sergius III (904-11)
Pope Anastasius III (911-13)
Pope Lando (913-14)
Pope John X (914-28)
Pope Leo VI (928)
Pope Stephen VIII (929-31)
Pope John XI (931-35)
Pope Leo VII (936-39)
Pope Stephen IX (939-42)
Pope Marinus II (942-46)
Pope Agapetus II (946-55)
Pope John XII (955-63)
Pope Leo VIII (963-64)
Pope Benedict V (964)
Pope John XIII (965-72)
Pope Benedict VI (973-74)
Pope Benedict VII (974-83)
Pope John XIV (983-84)
Pope John XV (985-96)
Pope Gregory V (996-99)
Pope Sylvester II (999-1003)

Eleventh Century

Pope John XVII (1003)
Pope John XVIII (1003-09)
Pope Sergius IV (1009-12)
Pope Benedict VIII (1012-24)
Pope John XIX (1024-32)
Pope Benedict IX (1032-45)
Pope Sylvester III (1045)
Pope Benedict X (1045)
Pope Gregory VI (1045-46)
Pope Clement II (1046-47)
Pope Benedict IX (1047-48)
Pope Damasus II (1048)
Pope Leo IX (1049-54)
Pope Victor II (1055-57)
Pope Stephen X (1057-58)
Pope Nicholas II (1058-61)
Pope Alexander II (1061-73)
Pope Gregory VII (1073-85)
Pope Victor III (1086-87)
Pope Urban II (1088-1099)
Pope Paschal II (1099-1118)

Twelth Century

Pope Gelasius II (1118-19)
Pope Callistus II (1119-24)
Pope Honorius II (1124-30)
Pope Innocent II (1130-43)
Pope Celestine II (1143-44)
Pope Lucius II (1144-45)
Pope Eugene III (1145-53)
Pope Anastasius IV (1153-54)
Pope Adrian IV (1154-59)
Pope Alexander III (1159-81)
Pope Lucius III (1181-85)
Pope Urban III (1185-87)
Pope Gregory VIII (1187)
Pope Clement III (1187-91)
Pope Celestine III (1191-98)
Pope Innocent III (1198-1216)

Thirteenth Century

Pope Honorius III (1216-27)
Pope Gregory IX (1227-41)
Pope Celestine IV (1241)
Pope Innocent IV (1243-54)
Pope Alexander IV (1254-61)
Pope Urban IV (1261-64)
Pope Clement IV (1265-68)
Pope Gregory X (1271-76)
Pope Innocent V (1276)
Pope Adrian V (1276)
Pope John XXI (1276-77)
Pope Nicholas III (1277-80)
Pope Martin IV (1281-85)
Pope Honorius IV (1285-87)
Pope Nicholas IV (1288-92)
Pope Celestine V (1294)
Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303)

 

Fourteenth Century

Pope Benedict XI (1303-04)
Pope Clement V (1305-14)
Pope John XXII (1316-34)
Pope Benedict XII (1334-42)
Pope Clement VI (1342-52)
Pope Innocent VI (1352-62)
Pope Urban V (1362-70)
Pope Gregory XI (1370-78)
Pope Urban VI (1378-89)
Pope Boniface IX (1389-1404)

Fifteenth Century

Pope Innocent VII (1404-06)
Pope Gregory XII (1406-15)
Pope Martin V (1417-31)
Pope Eugene IV (1431-47)
Pope Nicholas V (1447-55)
Pope Callistus III (1455-58)
Pope Pius II (1458-64)
Pope Paul II (1464-71)
Pope Sixtus IV (1471-84)
Pope Innocent VIII (1484-92)
Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503)

Sixteenth Century

Pope Pius III (1503)
Pope Julius II (1503-13)
Pope Leo X (1513-1521)
Pope Adrian VI (1522-23)
Pope Clement VII (1523-34)
Pope Paul III (1534-49)
Pope Julius III (1550-55)
Pope Marcellus II (1555)
Pope Paul IV (1555-59)
Pope Pius IV (1559-65)
Pope Pius V (1566-72)
Pope Gregory XIII (1572-85)
Pope Sixtus V (1585-90)
Pope Urban VII (1590)
Pope Gregory XIV (1590-91)
Pope Innocent IX (1591)
Pope Clement VIII (1592-1605)

Seventeenth Century

Pope Leo XI (1605)
Pope Paul V (1605-21)
Pope Gregory XV (1621-23)
Pope Urban VIII (1623-44)
Pope Innocent X (1644-55)
Pope Alexander VII (1655-67)
Pope Clement IX (1667-69)
Pope Clement X (1670-76)
Pope Innocent XI (1676-89)
Pope Alexander VIII (1689-91)
Pope Innocent XII (1691-1700)

Eighteenth Century

Pope Clement XI (1700-21)
Pope Innocent XIII (1721-24)
Pope Benedict XIII (1724-30)
Pope Clement XII (1730-40)
Pope Benedict XIV (1740-58)
Pope Clement XIII (1758-69)
Pope Clement XIV (1769-74)
Pope Pius VI (1775-99)

Nineteenth Century

Pope Pius VII (1800-23)
Pope Leo XII (1823-29)
Pope Pius VIII (1829-30)
Pope Gregory XVI (1831-46)
Pope Pius IX (1846-1876)
Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903)

Twentieth Century


Pope Pius X (1903-14)
Pope Benedict XV (1914-22)
Pope Pius XI (1922-39)
Pope Pius XII (1939-58)
Pope John XXII (1958-1963)
Pope Paul VI (1963-78)
Pope John Paul II (1978-2005)

Twenty-First Century

Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013)
Pope Francis (2013- )



 



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