History Complete List of Popes

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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
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
125 – 136/138
Pope Hyginus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Complete List of Popes
136/138 – 140/142
Pope Pius I is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Complete List of Popes
140/142 – 155
Pope Anicetus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Complete List of Popes
155 – 166
Pope Soter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Complete List of Popes
c.166 – 174/175
Pope Eleuterus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Complete List of Popes
174/175 – 189
Pope Victor I is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Complete List of Popes
189 – 198/199
Pope Zephyrinus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Complete List of Popes
199 – 217
Pope Callixtus I is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Complete List of Popes
c.217 – 222/223
Pope Urban I is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Complete List of Popes
Dec. at 8 (222-230)
 
Pope Pontian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Complete List of Popes
07/21/30 – 09/28/35
Pope Anterus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Complete List of Popes
11/21/35– 3 January 236
Pope Fabian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Complete List of Popes
Dec. at 50 (200-250)
Pope Cornelius is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Complete List of Popes
6/11 March 251– June 253
Pope Lucius I is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Complete List of Popes
Dec. at 1 (253-254)
Pope Stephen I is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Complete List of Popes
05/12/54– 2 August 257
Pope Sixtus II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Complete List of Popes
30/31 August 257– 6 August 258
Pope Dionysius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Complete List of Popes
07/22/59– 26 December 268