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Who was the first pope of the Catholic Church? How many popes have their been? This list of popes in order from first pope, St. Peter, to the current Pope Francis will answer those questions and more! This pope list even comes complete with photos. So which Catholic popes are the most important in all of history? Pope John Paul II was certainly one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. 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 interpret God's will so Catholics may enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

This list of all popes is ordered chronologically but can also be sorted alphabetically, just click on the name. Many popes, especially the earlier ones in this Papal timeline, achieved sainthood and are revered to this day. This list will answer the question "can you name every single Pope?" Now you'll be able to impress all of your friends with your indelible pope knowledge, or at least learn a few more things about the past leaders of the Catholic Church.

Pope Peter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Peter

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Pope Linus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Complete List of Popes

Pope Anacletus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Complete List of Popes

Pope Clement I is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Complete List of Popes

Pope Evaristus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Complete List of Popes

Pope Alexander I is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Complete List of Popes

Pope Sixtus I is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Complete List of Popes

Pope Telesphorus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Telesphorus 125 – 136/138

Pope Hyginus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Hyginus 136/138 – 140/142

Pope Pius I is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Pius I 140/142 – 155

Pope Anicetus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Anicetus 155 – 166

Pope Soter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Soter c.166 – 174/175

Pope Eleuterus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Eleuterus 174/175 – 189

Pope Victor I is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Victor I 189 – 198/199

Pope Zephyrinus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Zephyrinus 199 – 217

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Pope Callixtus I is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Callixtus I c.217 – 222/223

Pope Urban I is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Urban I Died at 8 (222-230) -  

Pope Pontian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Pontian 07/21/30 – 09/28/35

Pope Anterus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Anterus 11/21/35– 3 January 236

Pope Fabian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Fabian Died at 50 (200-250)

Pope Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Cornelius 6/11 March 251– June 253

Pope Lucius I is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Lucius I Died at 1 (253-254)

Pope Stephen I is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Stephen I 05/12/54– 2 August 257

Pope Sixtus II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Sixtus II 30/31 August 257– 6 August 258

Pope Dionysius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Dionysius 07/22/59– 26 December 268

Pope Felix I is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Felix I 01/05/69– 30 December 274

Pope Eutychian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Eutychian 01/04/75– 7 December 283

Pope Caius is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Caius 12/17/83– 22 April 296

Pope Marcellinus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Marcellinus 06/30/96– 1 April 304

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Pope Marcellus I is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Marcellus I 308 – 309

Pope Eusebius is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Eusebius c.309 – c.310

Pope Miltiades is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Miltiades Died at 3 (311-314)

Pope Sylvester I is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Sylvester I 01/31/14– 31 December 335

Pope Mark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Mark 01/18/36– 7 October 336

Pope Julius I is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Julius I 02/06/37– 12 April 352

Pope Liberius is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Liberius 05/17/52– 24 September 366

Pope Damasus I is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Damasus I Died at 84 (300-384)

Pope Siricius is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Siricius 12/11/84– 26 November 399

Pope Anastasius I is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Anastasius I 11/27/99– 19 December 401

Pope Innocent I is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Innocent I Died at 16 (401-417) -  

Pope Zosimus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Zosimus 03/18/17 – 26 December 418

Pope Boniface I is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Boniface I 28/29 December 418– 4 September 422

Pope Celestine I is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Celestine I 09/10/22– 27 July 432

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Pope Sixtus III is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Sixtus III 07/31/32– March/August 440

Pope Leo I is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Leo I 09/29/40– 10 November 461

Pope Hilarius is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Hilarius 11/19/61– 29 February 468

Pope Simplicius is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Simplicius 03/03/68– 10 March 483

Pope Felix III is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Felix III Died at 9 (483-492) -  

Pope Gelasius I is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Gelasius I 03/01/92– 21 November 496

Pope Anastasius II is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Complete List of Popes
Pope Anastasius II Died at 2 (496-498) -