List of popes (graphical)

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Plaque commemorating popes buried in St Peter's Basilica

This is a graphical list of the popes of the Roman Catholic Church.

While the term pope (Latin: Papa, 'Father') is used in several churches to denote their high spiritual leaders, in English usage, this title generally refers to the supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church and of the Holy See. The title itself has been used officially by the head of the Church since the tenure of Pope Siricius.

There have been 266 popes, as listed by the Annuario Pontificio (Pontifical Yearbook) under the heading 'I Sommi Pontefici Romani' (The Supreme Pontiffs of Rome), some sources quote a number of 267, with the inclusion of Stephen II, who died four days after his election but before his episcopal consecration. However, only 264 (or 265) men have occupied the chair of Saint Peter, as Benedict IX held the office thrice on separate occasions in the mid–11th century.

The pope bears the titles

Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the Vatican City State, Servant of the Servants of God

and is officially styled 'His Holiness'.

Since the Lateran Treaty of 1929, the pope's temporal title has been Sovereign of the Vatican City State.

Graphical depictions of papal reigns[edit]

Antipopes are shown in red.

until 250[edit]

Pope FabianPope AnterusPope PontianPope Urban IAntipope HippolytusPope Callixtus IPope ZephyrinusPope Victor IPope EleuterusPope SoterPope AnicetusPope Pius IPope HyginusPope TelesphorusPope Sixtus IPope Alexander IPope EvaristusPope Clement IPope AnacletusPope LinusSaint Peter

251–514[edit]

Antipope LaurentiusPope SymmachusPope Anastasius IIPope Gelasius IPope Felix IIIPope SimpliciusPope HilariusPope Leo IPope Sixtus IIIPope Celestine IAntipope EulaliusPope Boniface IPope ZosimusPope Innocent IPope Anastasius IPope SiriciusAntipope UrsicinusPope Damasus IAntipope Felix IIPope LiberiusPope Julius IPope MarkPope Sylvester IPope MiltiadesPope EusebiusPope Marcellus IPope MarcellinusPope CaiusPope EutychianPope Felix IPope DionysiusPope Sixtus IIPope Stephen IPope Lucius INovatianPope Cornelius

514–752[edit]

Pope ZacharyPope Gregory IIIPope Gregory IIPope ConstantinePope SisinniusPope John VIIPope John VIAntipope PaschalAntipope TheodorePope Sergius IPope CononPope John VPope Benedict IIPope Leo IIPope AgathoPope DonusPope Adeodatus IIPope VitalianPope Eugene IPope Martin IPope Theodore IPope John IVPope SeverinusPope Honorius IPope Boniface VPope Adeodatus IPope Boniface IVPope Boniface IIIPope SabinianPope Gregory IPope Pelagius IIPope Benedict IPope John IIIPope Pelagius IPope VigiliusPope SilveriusPope Agapetus IPope John IIAntipope DioscorusPope Boniface IIPope Felix IVPope John IPope Hormisdas

752–1003[edit]

Pope Sylvester IIAntipope John XVIPope Gregory VPope John XVPope John XIVPope Benedict VIIAntipope Boniface VIIPope Benedict VIPope John XIIIPope Benedict VPope Leo VIIIPope John XIIPope Agapetus IIPope Marinus IIPope Stephen VIIIPope Leo VIIPope John XIPope Stephen VIIPope Leo VIPope John XPope LandoPope Anastasius IIIPope Sergius IIIAntipope ChristopherPope Leo VPope Benedict IVPope John IXPope Theodore IIPope RomanusPope Stephen VIPope Boniface VIPope FormosusPope Stephen VPope Adrian IIIPope Marinus IPope John VIIIPope Adrian IIPope Nicholas IAntipope Anastasius IIIPope Benedict IIIPope Leo IVAntipope John VIIIPope Sergius IIPope Gregory IVPope ValentinePope Eugene IIPope Paschal IPope Stephen IVPope Leo IIIPope Adrian IPope Stephen IIIAntipope PhilipAntipope Constantine IIPope Paul IPope Stephen IIPope-elect Stephen

1003–1254[edit]

Pope Innocent IVPope Celestine IVPope Gregory IXPope Honorius IIIPope Innocent IIIPope Celestine IIIPope Clement IIIPope Gregory VIIIPope Urban IIIPope Lucius IIIAntipope Innocent IIIAntipope Callixtus IIIAntipope Paschal IIIAntipope Victor IV (1159–1164)Pope Alexander IIIPope Adrian IVPope Anastasius IVPope Eugene IIIPope Lucius IIPope Celestine IIAntipope Victor IV (1138)Antipope Anacletus IIPope Innocent IIAntipope Celestine IIPope Honorius IIPope Callixtus IIAntipope Gregory VIIIPope Gelasius IIAntipope Sylvester IVAntipope AdalbertAntipope TheodoricPope Paschal IIPope Urban IIPope Victor IIIAntipope Clement IIIPope Gregory VIIAntipope Honorius IIPope Alexander IIAntipope Benedict XPope Nicholas IIPope Stephen IXPope Victor IIPope Leo IXPope Damasus IIPope Clement IIPope Gregory VIPope Sylvester IIIPope Benedict IXPope John XIXAntipope Gregory VIPope Benedict VIIIPope Sergius IVPope John XVIIIPope John XVII

1254–1503[edit]

Pope Alexander VIPope Innocent VIIIPope Sixtus IVPope Paul IIPope Pius IIPope Callixtus IIIPope Nicholas VAntipope Felix VPope Eugene IVAntipope Benedict XIVAntipope Benedict XIVPope Martin VAntipope John XXIIIAntipope Alexander VPope Gregory XIIPope Innocent VIIAntipope Benedict XIIIPope Boniface IXAntipope Clement VIIPope Urban VIPope Gregory XIPope Urban VPope Innocent VIPope Clement VIPope Benedict XIIAntipope Nicholas VPope John XXIIPope Clement VPope Benedict XIPope Boniface VIIIPope Celestine VPope Nicholas IVPope Honorius IVPope Martin IVPope Nicholas IIIPope John XXIPope Adrian VPope Innocent VPope Gregory XPope Clement IVPope Urban IVPope Alexander IV

1503–1758[edit]

Pope Benedict XIVPope Clement XIIPope Benedict XIIIPope Innocent XIIIPope Clement XIPope Innocent XIIPope Alexander VIIIPope Innocent XIPope Clement XPope Clement IXPope Alexander VIIPope Innocent XPope Urban VIIIPope Gregory XVPope Paul VPope Leo XIPope Clement VIIIPope Innocent IXPope Gregory XIVPope Urban VIIPope Sixtus VPope Gregory XIIIPope Pius VPope Pius IVPope Paul IVPope Marcellus IIPope Julius IIIPope Paul IIIPope Clement VIIPope Adrian VIPope Leo XPope Julius IIPope Pius III

since 1758[edit]

Pope FrancisPope Benedict XVIPope John Paul IIPope John Paul IPope Paul VIPope John XXIIIPope Pius XIIPope Pius XIPope Benedict XVPope Pius XPope Leo XIIIPope Pius IXPope Gregory XVIPope Pius VIIIPope Leo XIIPope Pius VIIPope Pius VIPope Clement XIVPope Clement XIII

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • John N. D. Kelly, The Oxford Dictionary of Popes. Oxford University Press, 1986.
  • AA. VV., Enciclopedia dei Papi. Istituto dell'Enciclopedia italiana, 2000.
  • Pontificia Amministrazione della Patriarcale Basilica di San Paolo, I Papi. Venti secoli di storia. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2002.

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