The Pope

Popes Listed in Order by Year

  1. St. Peter (Ascension of Christ to ~67)
  2. St. Linus (67-76)
  3. St. Anacletus (Cletus) (76-88)
  4. St. Clement I (88-97)
  5. St. Evaristus (97-105)
  6. St. Alexander I (105-115)
  7. St. Sixtus I (115-125)
  8. St. Telesphorus (125-136)
  9. St. Hyginus (136-140)
  10. St. Pius I (140-155)
  11. St. Anicetus (155-166)
  12. St. Soter (166-175)
  13. St. Eleutherius (175-189)
  14. St. Victor I (189-199)
  15. St. Zephyrinus (199-217)
  16. St. Callistus I (217-22)
    ** opposed by St. Hippolytus, antipope (217-236)

  17. St. Urban I (222-30)
  18. St. Pontain (230-35)
  19. St. Anterus (235-36)
  20. St. Fabian (236-50)
  21. St. Cornelius (251-53)
    ** Novatian, antipope (251)

  22. St. Lucius I (253-54)
  23. St. Stephen I (254-257)
  24. St. Sixtus II (257-258)
  25. St. Dionysius (260-268)
  26. St. Felix I (269-274)
  27. St. Eutychian (275-283)
  28. St. Caius (283-296)
  29. St. Marcellinus (296-304)
  30. St. Marcellus I (308-309)
  31. St. Eusebius (309 or 310)
  32. St. Miltiades (311-14)
  33. St. Sylvester I (314-35)
  34. St. Marcus (336)
  35. St. Julius I (337-52)
  36. Liberius (352-66)
    ** Felix II, antipope (355-365)

  37. St. Damasus I (366-84)
    ** Ursicinus, antipope (366-367)

  38. St. Siricius (384-99)
  39. St. Anastasius I (399-401)
  40. St. Innocent I (401-17)
  41. St. Zosimus (417-18)
  42. St. Boniface I (418-22)
    ** Eulalius, antipope (418-419)

  43. St. Celestine I (422-32)
  44. St. Sixtus III (432-40)
  45. St. Leo I (the Great) (440-61)
  46. St. Hilarius (461-68)
  47. St. Simplicius (468-83)
  48. St. Felix III (II) (483-92)
  49. St. Gelasius I (492-96)
  50. Anastasius II (496-98)
  51. St. Symmachus (498-514)
    ** Laurentius, antipope (498-501)

  52. St. Hormisdas (514-23)
  53. St. John I (523-26)
  54. St. Felix IV (III) (526-30)
  55. Boniface II (530-32)
    ** Dioscorus, antipope (530)

  56. John II (533-35)
  57. St. Agapetus I (535-36)
  58. St. Silverius (536-37)
  59. Vigilius (537-55)
  60. Pelagius I (556-61)
  61. John III (561-74)
  62. Benedict I (575-79)
  63. Pelagius II (579-90)
  64. St. Gregory I the Great (590-604)
  65. Sabinian (604-606)
  66. Boniface III (607)
  67. St. Boniface IV (608-15)
  68. St. Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) (615-18)
  69. Boniface V (619-25)
  70. Honorius I (625-38)
  71. Severinus (640)
  72. John IV (640-42)
  73. Theodore I (642-49)
  74. St. Martin I (649-55)
  75. St. Eugene I (655-57)
  76. St. Vitalian (657-72)
  77. Adeodatus (II) (672-76)
  78. Donus (676-78)
  79. St. Agatho (678-81)
  80. St. Leo II (682-83)
  81. St. Benedict II (684-85)
  82. John V (685-86)
  83. Conon (686-87)
  84. St. Sergius I (687-701)
    ** Theodore and Paschal, antipopes (687)

  85. John VI (701-05)
  86. John VII (705-07)
  87. Sisinnius (708)
  88. Constantine (708-15)
  89. St. Gregory II (715-31)
  90. St. Gregory III (731-41)
  91. St. Zachary (741-52)
    ** Stephen II (March 22 to 25 of 752) died before being consecrated a Bishop, so not a valid Pope

  92. Stephen II (III) (752-57)
  93. St. Paul I (757-67)
  94. Stephen III (IV) (767-72)
    ** Constantine II (767) and Philip (768), antipopes (767)

  95. Adrian I (772-95)
  96. St. Leo III (795-816)
  97. Stephen IV (V) (816-17)
  98. St. Paschal I (817-24)
  99. Eugene II (824-27)
  100. Valentine (827)
  101. Gregory IV (827-44)
  102. Sergius II (844-47)
    ** John, antipope

  103. St. Leo IV (847-55)
  104. Benedict III (855-58)
    ** Anastasius, antipope (855)

  105. St. Nicholas I (the Great) (858-67)
  106. Adrian II (867-72)
  107. John VIII (872-82)
  108. Marinus I (882-84)
  109. St. Adrian III (884-85)
  110. Stephen V (VI) (885-91)
  111. Formosus (891-96)
  112. Boniface VI (896)
  113. Stephen VI (VII) (896-97)
  114. Romanus (897)
  115. Theodore II (897)
  116. John IX (898-900)
  117. Benedict IV (900-03)
  118. Leo V (903)
    ** Christopher, antipope (903-904)
    ** Sergius III (904-11) probable antipope: obtained the papacy by marching on Rome with troops and murdering Pope Leo V; hence, not a valid election.

  119. Anastasius III (911-13)
  120. Lando (913-14)
  121. John X (914-28)
  122. Leo VI (928)
  123. Stephen VIII (929-31)
  124. John XI (931-35)
  125. Leo VII (936-39)
  126. Stephen IX (939-42)
  127. Marinus II (942-46)
  128. Agapetus II (946-55)
    ** John XII (955-63) probable antipope: installed by the power of his family at the age of 18; never accepted the role of the office, never taught the faithful, never guided the Church.

  129. Leo VIII (963-64)
  130. Benedict V (964)
  131. John XIII (965-72)
  132. Benedict VI (973-74)
  133. Benedict VII (974-83)
    ** Boniface VII, antipope (974; 984-985)

  134. John XIV (983-84)
  135. John XV (985-96)
  136. Gregory V (996-99)
    ** John XVI, antipope (997-998)

  137. Sylvester II (999-1003)
  138. John XVII (1003)
  139. John XVIII (1003-09)
  140. Sergius IV (1009-12)
  141. Benedict VIII (1012-24)
    ** Gregory, antipope (1012)

  142. John XIX (1024-32)
    ** Benedict IX (1032-45) probable antipope: obtained papacy by simony; not validly elected.
    ** Sylvester III (1045) probable antipope: not validly elected.
    ** Benedict IX (1045) second putative reign of probable antipope.
    ** Gregory VI (1045-46) probable antipope: purchased papacy from Benedict IX; not validly elected.

  143. Clement II (1046-47)
    ** Benedict IX (1047-48) third putative reign of probable antipope.

  144. Damasus II (1048)
  145. St. Leo IX (1049-54)
  146. Victor II (1055-57)
  147. Stephen X (1057-58)
  148. Nicholas II (1058-61)
    ** Benedict X, antipope (1058)

  149. Alexander II (1061-73)
    ** Honorius II, antipope (1061-1072)

  150. St. Gregory VII (1073-85)
    ** Guibert (“Clement III”), antipope (1080-1100)

  151. Blessed Victor III (1086-87)
  152. Blessed Urban II (1088-99)
  153. Paschal II (1099-1118)
    ** Theodoric (1100), Aleric (1102) and Maginulf (“Sylvester IV”, 1105-1111), antipopes (1100)

  154. Gelasius II (1118-19)
    ** Burdin (“Gregory VIII”), antipope (1118)

  155. Callistus II (1119-24)
  156. Honorius II (1124-30)
    ** Celestine II, antipope (1124)

  157. Innocent II (1130-43)
    ** Anacletus II (1130-1138) and Gregory Conti (“Victor IV”) (1138), antipopes (1138)

  158. Celestine II (1143-44)
  159. Lucius II (1144-45)
  160. Blessed Eugene III (1145-53)
  161. Anastasius IV (1153-54)
  162. Adrian IV (1154-59)
  163. Alexander III (1159-81)
    ** Octavius (“Victor IV”) (1159-1164), Pascal III (1165-1168), Callistus III (1168-1177) and Innocent III (1178-1180), antipopes

  164. Lucius III (1181-85)
  165. Urban III (1185-87)
  166. Gregory VIII (1187)
  167. Clement III (1187-91)
  168. Celestine III (1191-98)
  169. Innocent III (1198-1216)
  170. Honorius III (1216-27)
  171. Gregory IX (1227-41)
  172. Celestine IV (1241)
  173. Innocent IV (1243-54)
  174. Alexander IV (1254-61)
  175. Urban IV (1261-64)
  176. Clement IV (1265-68)
  177. Blessed Gregory X (1271-76)
  178. Blessed Innocent V (1276)
  179. Adrian V (1276)
  180. John XXI (1276-77)
  181. Nicholas III (1277-80)
  182. Martin IV (1281-85)
  183. Honorius IV (1285-87)
  184. Nicholas IV (1288-92)
  185. St. Celestine V (1294)
  186. Boniface VIII (1294-1303)
  187. Blessed Benedict XI (1303-04)
  188. Clement V (1305-14)
  189. John XXII (1316-34)
    ** Nicholas V, antipope (1328-1330)

  190. Benedict XII (1334-42)
  191. Clement VI (1342-52)
  192. Innocent VI (1352-62)
  193. Blessed Urban V (1362-70)
  194. Gregory XI (1370-78)
  195. Urban VI (1378-89)
    ** Robert of Geneva (“Clement VII”), antipope (1378-1394)

  196. Boniface IX (1389-1404)
    ** Robert of Geneva (“Clement VII”) (1378-1394), Pedro de Luna (“Benedict XIII”) (1394-1417) and Baldassare Cossa (“John XXIII”) (1400-1415), antipopes

  197. Innocent VII (1404-06)
    ** Pedro de Luna (“Benedict XIII”) (1394-1417) and Baldassare Cossa (“John XXIII”) (1400-1415), antipopes

  198. Gregory XII (1406-15)
    ** Pedro de Luna (“Benedict XIII”) (1394-1417), Baldassare Cossa (“John XXIII”) (1400-1415), and Pietro Philarghi (“Alexander V”) (1409-1410), antipopes

  199. Martin V (1417-31)
  200. Eugene IV (1431-47)
    ** Amadeus of Savoy (“Felix V”), antipope (1439-1449)

  201. Nicholas V (1447-55)
  202. Callistus III (1455-58)
  203. Pius II (1458-64)
  204. Paul II (1464-71)
  205. Sixtus IV (1471-84)
  206. Innocent VIII (1484-92)
  207. Alexander VI (1492-1503)
  208. Pius III (1503)
  209. Julius II (1503-13)
  210. Leo X (1513-21)
  211. Adrian VI (1522-23)
  212. Clement VII (1523-34)
  213. Paul III (1534-49)
  214. Julius III (1550-55)
  215. Marcellus II (1555)
  216. Paul IV (1555-59)
  217. Pius IV (1559-65)
  218. St. Pius V (1566-72)
  219. Gregory XIII (1572-85)
  220. Sixtus V (1585-90)
  221. Urban VII (1590)
  222. Gregory XIV (1590-91)
  223. Innocent IX (1591)
  224. Clement VIII (1592-1605)
  225. Leo XI (1605)
  226. Paul V (1605-21)
  227. Gregory XV (1621-23)
  228. Urban VIII (1623-44)
  229. Innocent X (1644-55)
  230. Alexander VII (1655-67)
  231. Clement IX (1667-69)
  232. Clement X (1670-76)
  233. Blessed Innocent XI (1676-89)
  234. Alexander VIII (1689-91)
  235. Innocent XII (1691-1700)
  236. Clement XI (1700-21)
  237. Innocent XIII (1721-24)
  238. Benedict XIII (1724-30)
  239. Clement XII (1730-40)
  240. Benedict XIV (1740-58)
  241. Clement XIII (1758-69)
  242. Clement XIV (1769-74)
  243. Pius VI (1775-99)
  244. Pius VII (1800-23)
  245. Leo XII (1823-29)
  246. Pius VIII (1829-30)
  247. Gregory XVI (1831-46)
  248. Blessed Pius IX (1846-78)
  249. Leo XIII (1878-1903)
  250. St. Pius X (1903-14)
  251. Benedict XV (1914-22)
  252. Pius XI (1922-39)
  253. Pius XII (1939-58)
  254. St. John XXIII (1958-63)
  255. Paul VI (1963-78)
  256. John Paul I (1978)
  257. St. John Paul II (1978-2005)
  258. Benedict XVI (2005-2013)
  259. Francis (2013—)

Categories: The Pope

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  1. John XIX (1024-32)
    ** Benedict IX (1032-45) probable antipope: obtained papacy by simony; not validly elected.
    ** Sylvester III (1045) probable antipope: not validly elected.
    ** Benedict IX (1045) second putative reign of probable antipope.
    ** Gregory VI (1045-46) probable antipope: purchased papacy from Benedict IX; not validly elected.
    Clement II (1046-47)
    ** Benedict IX (1047-48) third putative reign of probable antipope.

    So you mean that, from 1032 till 1046, we only had Antipopes? I thought you said the longest possible time without a Pope was seven years in the Great Tribulation. The Sedevacantists are the ones saying the Chair of Peter can hold only Antipopes for an arbitrarily long time.

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