This is a chronological list of Popes in order from Pope Leo V to Pope Sylvester II, with lots of attached portraits. This era saw two significant firsts. Pope Gregory V was the first German Pope, and Pope Sylvester II was the first French Pope. As the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome, it is the Pope's duty to spread the gospel of Jesus from the Vatican and throughout the Holy See. It is also his duty to interpret God's will so Catholics may enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Many Popes were granted sainthood and are revered to this day.