List of Popes (St. Peter to Francis)

(Paul Ciniraj, Kottayam, India; craj@asianetindia.com)

1. St. PETER, Prince of the Apostles – (Born in Bethsaida, Galilee), Received from Jesus Christ the supreme pontifical power on AD 32 to be transmitted to his successors.He died as a martyr in Rome on  29 Jun 67 (35 years reigned as the Pope).

2. St. LINUS (Born in Volterra), elected as Pope on 67 and died on 23 Sept. 76 (9 years as the Pope), died as a martyr.

3. St. CLETUS (Roman), elected on 76 and died on 88 (12 years), a martyr.

4. St. CLEMENT (Rome), 88 -97 (9 years); wrote on the importants of the Bishop of Rome; died as a martyr.

5. St. EVARISTUS (Greek), 97-105 (8 years).

6. St. ALEXANDER I (Rome), 105 – 115 (10 years).

7. St. SIXTUS I (Rome), 115 – 125  (10 years).

8. St. TELESPHORUS (Greek), 125 -136 (11 years), a martyr.

9. St. HYGINUS (Athenian), 136 – 140 (14 years).

10. St. PlUS I (Aquileia), 140 – 155 (15 years), a martyr.

11. St. ANICETUS (Syria), 155 – 166 (11 years), a martyr.

12. St. SOTER (Fondi), 166 – 175 (9 years), a martyr.

13. St. ELEUTHERIUS (Nicopolis, Epire), 175 -189 (14 years), a martyr.

14. St. VICTOR (Africa), 189 -199 (10 years), a martyr.

15. St. ZEPHYRINUS (Rome), 199 – 217 (9 years), a martyr.

16. St. CALIXTUS (Rome), 217 -222 (5 years), a martyr.

17. St. URBAN 1 (Rome), 222 – 230 (8 years), a martyr.

18. St. PONTIAN (Rome), 28 Aug. 230 – 28 Sept. 235 (5 years).

19. St. ANTERUS (Magna Gracia), 235 -236 (1 year), a martyr.

20. St. FABIAN (Rome), 10 Jan. 236 – 20 Jan. 250 (14 years), a martyr.

21. St. CORNELIUS (Rome), Mar. 251 – Jun. 253 (2 years), a martyr.

22. St. LUCIUS 1 (Rome), 25 Jun. 253 – 5th Mar. 254 (1 year), a martyr.

23. St. STEPHEN 1 (Rome), 12 May, 254 – 2 Aug. 257 (3 years), a martyr.

24. St. SIXTUS 11 (Greek), 30 Aug. 257 – 6 Aug. 258 (1year), a martyr.

25. St. DENIS (Turio), 22 Jul. 259 – 26 Dec. 268 (9 years).

26. St. FELIX I (Rome), 5 Jan. 269 – 30 Dec. 274 (5 years).

27. St. EUTYCHIAN (Luni), 4 Jan. 275 – 7 Dec. 283 (8 years), a martyr.

28. St. CAIUS (Salona, Dalmaria), 17 Dec. 283 – 22 Apr. 296 (13 years), a martyr.

29. St. MARCELLINUS (Rome), 30 Jun. 296 – 25 Oct. 304 (8 years), a martyr.

30. St. MARCELLUS I (Rome), 27 May 308 – 16 Jan 309 (less than 1 year), a martyr.

31. St. EUSEBIUS (Cassano, Greek), 18 Apr. 309 – 7 Aug 309 (less than 1 year), a martyr.

32. St. MILTIADES (Africa), 2 Jul 311 – 2 Jan 314 (2 years).

33. St. SYLVESTER I (Rome), 31 Jan. 314 – 31 Dec 335 (21 years).

34. St. MARK (Rome), 18 Jan 336 – 7 Oct 336 (less than 1 year).

35. St. JULIUS I (Rome), 6 Feb 337 – 12 Apr 352 (15 years).

36. St. LIBERIUS (Rome), 17 May 352 – 24 Sep 366 (14 years).

37. St. DAMASUS I (Spain), 1 Oct 366 – 11 Dec 384 (17 years).

38. St. SIRICUS (Rome), 15 Dec 384 – 26 Nov 399 (15 years).

39. St. ANASTASIUS I (Rome), 27 Nov 399 – 19 Dec 401 (2 years).

40. St. INNOCENT I (Albano, Rome), 22 Dec 401 – 12 Mar 417 (15 years).

41. St. ZOSIMAS (Masuraca, Greek), 18 Mar 417 – 26 Dec 418 (1 year).

42. BONIFACE I (Rome), 28 Dec 418 – 4 Sep 422 (3 years).

43. St. CELESTINE 1 (Rome), 10 Sep 422 – 27 July 432 (9 years).

44. St. SIXTUS III (Rome), 31 Jul 432 – 19 Aug 440 (8 years).

45. St. LEO I the Great (Tuscia, Italy), 29 Sep 440 – 10 Sep 461 (21 years).

46. St. HILARY (Cagliari), 19 Nov 461 – 29 Feb 468 (6 years).

47. St. SIMPI.ICIUS (Tivoli), 3 Mar 468 – 10 Mar 483 (15 years).

48. St. FELIX III (Rome), 13 Mar 483 – 1 Mar 492 (9 years).

49. St. GELASIUS I (Rome but African Origin), 1 Mar 492 – 21 Sep 496 (4 years).

50. ANASTASIUS II (Rome), 24 Nov. 496 – 19 Nov 498 (2 years).

51 St. SYMMACHUS (Sardinia), 22 Nov 498 – 19 Jul 514 (15 years).

52 St. HORMIDAS (Frosinone), 20 Jul 514 – 6 Aug 523 (9 years).

53. St. JOHN I (Populonia), 13 Aug 523 – 18 May 526 (2 years).

54. St. FEI.IX IV (Benevento), 12 Jul 526 – 22 Sep 530 (4 years).

55. St. BONIFACE II (Rome), 22 Sep 530 -17 Oct 532 (2 years).

56. St. JOHN II (Rome), 2 Jan 533 – 8 May 535 (2 years).

57. St. AGAPITUS (Rome), 13 May 535 – 22 Apr 536 (1 year).

58. St. SILVERIUS (Frosinone), 1 Jun 536 – 11 Nov 537 (1 year), a martyr.

59. VIGILIUS (Rome), 29 Mar 537 – 7 Jun 555 (18 years).

60. PELAGIUS 1 (Rome), 16 Apr 556 – 4th Mar 561 (6 years).

61. JOHN Ill (Rome), 17 Jul 561 -13 Jul 574 (7 years).

62. BENEDICT I (Rome), 2 Jun 575 – 30 Jul 579 (4 years).

63. PELAGIUS II (Rome), 26 Nov 579 – 7 Feb 590 (10 years).

64. St. GREGORY I the Great (Rome), 3 Sep 590 – 12Mar 604 (13 years).

65. SABINIAN (Blaera), 13 Sep 604 – 22 Feb 606 (1 year).

66. BONIFACE III (Rome), 19 Feb 607 – 12 Nov 607 (less than 1 year).

67. St. BONIFACE IV (Abruzzo), 25 Aug 608 – 8 May 615 (6 years).

68. St. DEUSDEDIT I (Rome), 10 Oct 615 – 8 Nov 618 (3 years).

69. BONIFACE V (Naples), 23 Dec 619 – 25 Oct 625 (6 years).

70. HONORIUS 1 (Capua), 23 Oct 625 – 12 Oct 638 (13 years).

71. SEVERINUS (Rome), 28 May 640 – 2 Aug 640 (less than 1 year).

72. JOHN IV (Dalmatia), 24 Dec 640 – 12 Oct 642 (2 years).

73. THEODORE I (Jerusalem), 24 Sep 642 – 14 May 649 (6 years).

74. St. MARTIN I (Todi), 5 Jul 649 – 16 Sep 655, a martyr (6 years).

75. St. EUGENE I (Rome), 10 Aug 655 – 2 Jun 657 (2 years).

76. St. VITALIAN (Segni), 30 Jul 657 – 27 Jan 672 (14 years).

77. DEUSDEDIT II (Rome), I I Apr 672 – 17 Jun 676 (4 years).

78. DONUS (Rome), 2 Sep 676 – 2 Apr 678 (1 year).

79. St. AGATHO (Palermo), 27 Jun 678 – 10 Jan 681 (2 years).

80. St. LEO II (Sicily), 17 Aug 682 – 3 Aug 683 (1 year).

81. St. BENEDICT II (Rome), 26 Jun 684 – 8 May 685 (1 year).

82. JOHN V (Antioch, Syria), 23 Jul 685 – 2 Aug 686 (1 year).

83. CONON (Thrace), 21 Oct 686 – 21 Sep 687 (1 year).

84. St. SERGIUS I (Antioch), 15 Dec 687 – 8 Sep 701 (13 years).

85. JOHN VI (Ephesus), 30 Oct 701 – 1l Jan 705 (3 years).

86. JOHN VII (Rossano di Calabria), 1 Mar 705 – 18 Oct 707 (2 years).

87. SISINNIUS (Syria), 15 Jan 708 – 4 Feb 708 (less than 1 year).

88. CONSTANTINE (Syria), 25 Mar 708 – 9 Apr 715 (7 years).

89. St. GREGORY II (Rome), 19 May 715 – 11 Feb 731 (15 years).

90. St. GREGORY III (Syria), 18 Mar 731 – 28 Mar 741 (10 years).

91. St. ZACHARY (Calabria), 10 Dec 741 – 22 Mar 752 (10 years).

92. STEPHEN II (There was another one in the same name, reigned only one day on 23 Mar 752): 26 Mar 752 – 26 Apr 757 (5 years).

93. St. PAUL I (Rome), 29 May 757 – 28 June 767 (10 years).

94. STEPHEN III (Sicily), 7 Aug 768 – 24 Jan 772 (3 years).

95. ADRIAN I (Rome), 9 Feb 772 – 25 Dec 795 (23 years).

96. St. LEO III (Rome), 27 Dec 795 – 12 Jun 816 (20 years).

97. St. STEPHEN IV (Rome), 22 Jun 816 – 24 Jan 817 (less than 1 year).

98. St. PASCAL I (Rome), 25 Jan 817 – 1l Feb 824 (7 years).

99. EUGENE II (Rome), l l May 824 – 27 Aug 827 (3 years).

100. VALENTINE (Rome), 1 Sep 827 – 16 Sep 827 (less than 1 year).

101. GREGORY IV (Rome), 20 Sep 827 – 11 Jan 844 (16 years).

102. SERGIUS II (Rome), Jan 844 – 27 Jan 847 (3 years).

103. St. LEO IV (Rome), 10 Apr 847 – 17 Jul 855 (8 years).

104. BENEDICT III (Rome), 29 Sep 855 – 17 Apr 858 (2 years).

105. St. NICHOLAS I (Rome), 24 Apr 858 – 13 Nov 867 (9 years).

106. ADRIAN II (Rome), 14 Dec 867 – 14 Dec 872 (5 years).

107. JOHN VIII (Rome), 13 Dec 872 – 16 Dec 882 (10 years).

108. MARINUS I (Gallese, Rome), 16 Dec 882 – 15 May 884 (1 year).

109. St. ADRIAN III (Rome), 17 May 884 – Sep 885 (1 year).

110. STEPHEN V (Rome), Sep 885 – 14 Sep 891 (6 years).

111. FORMOSUS (Ostia), 6 Oct 891 – 4 Apr 896 (4 years).

112. BONIFACE VI (Rome), elected in Apr 896 and died in the same month.

113. STEPHEN VI (Rome), 22 May 896 – Aug 897 (1 year).

114. ROMANUS (Galles, Rome), Aug 897 – Nov 897 (less than 1 year).

115. THEODORE II (Rome), elected in Dec 897 and died in the same month.

116. JOHN IX (Tivoli), Jan 898 – Jan 900 (1 year).

117. BENEDICT IV (Rome), 1 Feb 900 – Jul 903 (3 years).

118. LEO V (Ardea), Jul 903 – Sept 903 (less than 1 year).

119. SERGIUS III (Rome), 29 Jan 904 – 14 Apr 911 (7 years).

120. ANASTASIUS III (Rome), Apr 911 – Jun 913 (2 years).

121. LANDO (Subinn), Jun 913 – Feb 914 (less than 1 year).

122. JOHN X (Tossignano), Mar 914 – May 928 (14 years).

123. LEO VI (Rome), May 928 – Dec 928 (less than 1 year.

124. STEPHEN VII (Rome), Dec 928 – Feb 931 (2 years).

125. JOHN XI (Rome), Mar 931 – Dec 935 (4 years).

126. LEO VII (Rome), 3 Jan 936 – 13 Jul 939 (3 years).

127. STEPHEN VIII (Rome), 14 Jul 939 – Oct 942 (3 years).

128. MARINUS II (Rome), 30 Oct 942 – May 946 (4 years).

129. AGAPITUS II (Rome), 10 May 946 – Oct 955 (9 years).

130. JOHN XII (Rome), 16 Dec 955 – 14 May 964 (8 years).

131. LEO VIII (Rome), 6 Dec 963 – 1 Mar 965 (1 year).

132. BENEDICT V (Rome), 22 May 964 – 4 Jul 966 (2 years).

133. JOHN XIII (Rome), 1 Oct 965 – 6 Sep 972 (7 years).

134. BENEDICT VI (Rome), 19 Jan 973 – Jun 974 (1 year).

135. BENEDICT VII (Rome), Oct 974 – 10 Jul 983 (9 years).

136. JOHN XIV (Pavia), Dec 983 – 20 Aug 984 (less than 1 year).

137. JOHN XV (Rome), Augt 985 – Mar 996 (less than 1 year).

138. GREGORY V (Saxony), 3 May 996 – 18 Feb 999 (3 years).

139. SILVESTER II (Auvergne, France), 2nd Apr 999 – 12 May 1003 (4 years).

140. JOHN XVII (Rome), Jun 1003 – Dec 1003 (less than 1 year).

141. JOHN XVIII (Rome), Jan 1004 – Jul 1009 (5 years).

142. SERGIUS IV (Rome), 31 Jul 1009 – 12 May 1012 (3 years).

143. BENEDICT VIII (Rome), 18 May 1012 – 9 Apr 1024 (12 years).

144. JOHN XIX (Rome), May 1024 and died in 1032 (8 years).

145. BENEDICT IX (Rome), elected in 1032 but was 12 years of age. He was elected three times (13 years).

146. SILVESTER III (Rome), 20 Jan 1045 – 10 Feb 1045 (less than 1 year).

147. BENEDICT IX. Elected second time on 10 Feb 1045, he renounced on 1 May 1045 (less than 1 year).

148. GREGORY VI (Rome), 5 May 1045 – 20 Dec 1046 (1 year).

149. CLEMENT II (Saxony), 25 Dec 1046 – 9 Oct 1047 (1 year).

150. BENEDICT IX. Elected third time on 8 Nov 1047, he renounced on 17 Jul 1048 (1 year).

151. DAMASUS II (Bavaria), 17 Jul 1048 – 9 Aug 1048 (less than 1 year).

152. ST. LEO IX (Lorraine), 12 Mar 1049 – 18 Apr 1057 (8 years).

153. VICTOR II (Baveria), 16 Apr 1055 – 28 Jun 1057 (2 years).

154. STEPHEN IX (Lorraine), 3 Aug 1057 – 29 Mar 1058 (less than 1 year).

155. NICHOLAS II (Borgogna), 24 Jan 1059 – 27 Jul 1061 (2 years).

156. ALEXANDER II (Milan), 1 Oct 1061 – 21 Apr 1073 (11 years).

157. St. GREGORY VII (Tuscany), 22 Apr 1073 – 25 May 1085 (12 years).

158. Blessed VICTOR III (Montecassino), 24 May 1086 – 16 Sep 1087 (1 year).

159. Blessed URBAN II (France), 12 Mar 1088 – 29 Jul 1099 (11 years).

160 – PASCHAL II (Bieda, Ravenna), 14 Aug 1099 – 21 Jan 1118 (18 years).

161. GELASIUS II (Gaeta), 10 Mar 1118 – 28 Jan 1119 (1 year).

162. CALIXTUS II (Burgundy), 8 Feb 1119 – 13 Dec 1124 (4 years).

163. HONORIUS II (Fiagnano), 21 Sep 1124 – 13 Feb 1130 (5 years).

164. INNOCENT II (Rome), 23 Feb 1130 – 24 Sep 1143 (12 years).

165. CELESTINE II (Citta di Castello), 3 Oct 1143 – 8 Mar 1144 (less than 1 year).

166. LUCIUS II (Bologna), 12 Mar 1144 – 15 Feb 1145 (1 year).

167 – Blessed EUGENE III (Montemagno, Pisa), 8 Feb 1145 – 8 Jul 1153 (8 years).

168. ANASTASIUS IV (Rome), 12 Jul 1153 – 3 Dec 1154 (less than 1 year).

169. ADRIAN IV (Langley, England), 5 Dec 1154 1 Nov 1159 (5 years).

170. ALEXANDER III (Siena), 2O Sep 1159 – 20 Aug 1181 (22 years).

171. LUCIUS III (Lucca), 6 Sep 1181 – 25 Sep 1185 (4 years).

172. URBAN III (Milan), 1 Dec 1185 – 20 Oct 1187 (2 years).

173. GREGORY VIII (Benevento), 25 Oct 1187 – 17 Dec 1187 (less than 1 year).

174. CLEMENT III (Rome), 20 Dec 1187 – Mar 1191 (3 years).

175. CELESTINE III (Rome), 14 Apr 1191 – 8 Jan 1198 (6 years).

176. INNOCENT III (Anagni), 22 Feb 1198 – 16 Jul 1216 (8 years).

177. HONORIUS III (Rome), 24 Jul 1216 – 18 Mar 1227 (10 years).

178. GREGORY IX (Anagni), 21 Mar 1227 – 22 Aug 1241 (14 years).

179. CELESTINE IV (Milan), 28 Oct 1241 – 10 Nov 1241 (less than 1 year).

180. INNOCENT IV (Genoa), 28 Jun 1243 – 7 Dec 1254 (11 years).

181. ALEXANDER IV (Anagni), 12 Dec 1254 – 25 May 1261 (6 years).

182. URBAN IV (Tryes, France), 4 Sep 1261 – 2 Dec 1264 (3 years).

183. CLEMENT IV (Saint Giles, France), 15 Feb 1265 – 29 Nov 1268 (3 years).

184. Blessed GREGORY X (Piacenza), 27 Mar 1272 – 10 Jan 1276 (4 years).

185. Blessed INNOCENT V (Sutton, Savoy), 22 Feb 1276 – 22 Jun 1276 (less than 1 year).

186. ADRIAN V (Genoa), 1l Jul 1276 – 18 Aug 1276 (less than 1 year).

187. JOHN XXI (Portugal), 20 Sep 1276 – 20 May 1277 (less than 1 year).

188. NICHOLAS III (Rome), 22 Dec 1277 – 22 Aug 1280 (2 years).

189. MARTIN IV (France), 23 Mar 1281 – 28 Mar 1285 (4 years).

190. HONORIUS IV (Rome), 20 May 1285 – 3 Apr 1287 (2 years).

191. NICHOLAS IV (Ascoli), 22 Feb 1288 – 4 Apr 1292 (4 years).

192. St. CELESTINE V (lsernia), 29 Aug 1294 – 19 May 1296 (2 years).

193. BONIFACE VIII (Anagni), 24 Dec 1294 – 11 Oct 1303 (9 years).

194. Blessed BENEDICT XI (Treviso), 27 Oct 1303 – 7 Jul 1304 (less than 1 year).

195. CLEMENT V (Villandraut); This Frenchman established the Papcy in Avignon, France where he was made Pope; 14 Nov 1305 – 20 Apr 1314 (8 years).

196. JOHN XXII (Cabors, France)- in Avignon, 5 Sep 1316 – 4 Dec 1334 (18 years).

197. BENEDICT XII (Saverdun, France)- in Avignon, 8 Jan 1335 – 25 Apr 1342 (7 years).

198. CLEMENT VI (Maumont, France)- in Avignon, 19 May 1342 – 6 Dec 1352 (10 years).

199. INNOCENT VI (Braisahmont, France)- in Avignon, 30 Dec 1352 – 12 Sep 1362 (9 years).

200. Blessed URBAN V (France)- in Avignon, 6th Nov 1362 – 19 Dec 1370 (8 years).

201. GREGORY XI (Maumont, France); Returned papacy in Rome in 1377;  5 Jan 1371 – 26 Mar 1378 (7 years).

202. URBAN VI (Naples), 18 Apr 1378 – 15 Oct 1389 (11 years).

203. BONIFACE IX (Naples), Nov 1389 – I Oct 1404 (15 years).

204. INNOCENT VII (Sulmona), 11 Nov 1404 – 6 Nov 1406 (2 years).

205. GREGORY XII (Venice), 19 Dec 1406 – 18 Oct 1417 (11 years).

206. MARTIN V (Rome), 21 Nov 1417 – 20 Feb 1431 (13 years).

207. EUGENE IV (Venice), 11 Mar 1431 23 Feb 1447 (16 years).

208. NICHOLAS V (Svizzera), 19 Mar 1447 – 24 Mar 1455 (8 years).

209. CALIXTUS III (Jativa, Spain), 20 Aug 1455 – 6 Aug1458 (3 years).

210. PlUS II (Siena), 3 Sep 1458 – 15 Aug 1464 (6 years).

211. PAUL II (Venice), 16 Sep 1464 – 26 Jul 1471 (7 years).

212. SIXTUS IV (Savona), 25 Aug 1471 – 12 Aug 1484 (13 years).

213. INNOCENT VIII (Genoa), 12 Sep 1484 – 25 Jul 1492 (8 years).

214. ALEXANDER VI (Jativa, Spain), 26 Aug 1492 – 8 Aug 1503 (11 years).

215. PIUS III (Siena), 8 Oct 1503 – 18 Oct 1503 (less than one year).

216. JULIUS I1 (Savona), 26 Nov 1503 – 21 Feb 1513 (9 years).

217. LEO X (Florence), 19 Mar 1513 – 1 Dec 1521 (8 years).

218. ADRIAN VI (Utrecht, Holland), 31 Aug 1522 – 14 Sep 1523 (1 year).

219. CLEMENT VII (Florence), 26 Nov 1523 – 25 Sep 1534 (11 years).

220. PAUL III (Rome), 3 Nov 1534 – 10 Nov 1549 (15 years).

221. JULIUS III (Rome), 22 Feb 1550 – 23 Mar 1555 (5 years).

222. MARCELLUS II (Montepulciano), 10 Apr 1555 – 1 May 1555 (less than 1 year).

223. PAUL IV (Naples), 26 May 1555 – 18 Aug 1559 (4 years).

224. PIUS IV (Milan), 6 Jan 1560 – 9 Dec 1565 (5 years).

225. St. PIUS V (Bosco), 17 Jan 1566 – 1 May 1572 (6 years).

226. GREGORY XIII (Bologna), 25 May 1572 – 10 Apr 1585 (13 years).

227. SIXTUS V (Grottammare), 1 May 1585 – 27 Aug 1590 (5 years).

228. URBAN VII (Rome), 15 Sep 1590 – 27 Sep 1590 (less than 1 year).

229. GREGORY XIV (Cremona), 8 Dec 1590 – 16 Oct 1591 (1 year).

230. INNOCENT IX (Bologna), 3 Nov 1591 – 30 Dec 1591 (less than 1 year).

231. CLEMENT VIII (Florence), 9 Feb 1592 – 3- Mar- 1605 (13 years).

232. LEO XI (Florence), 10 Apr 1605 – 27 Apr 1605 (less than 1 year).

233. PAUL V (Rome), 29 May 1605 – 28 Jan 1621 (15 years).

234. GREGORY XV (Bologna), 14 Feb 1621 – 8 Jul 1623 (2 years).

235. URBAN VIII (Florence), 29 Sep 1623 – 29 Jul 1644 (21 years).

236. INNOCENT X (Rome), 4 Oct 1644 – 7 Jan 1655 (10 years).

237. ALEXANDER VII (Siena), 18 Apr 1655 – 22 May 1667 (12 years).

238. CLEMENT IX (Pistoia), 26 Jun 1667 – 9 Dec 1669 (2 years).

239. CLEMENT X (Rome), 11 May 1669 – 22 Jul, 1676 (7 years).

240. Blessed INNOCENT XI (Como), 4 Oct 1676 – 12 Aug 1689 (13 years).

241. ALEXANDER VIII (Venice), 16 Oct 1689 – 1 Feb 1691 (1 year).

242. INNOCENT XII (Naples), 15 Jul 1691 – 27 Sep 1700 (9 years).

243. CLEMENT XI (Urbino), 8 Dec 1700 – 19 Mar 1721 (20 years).

244. INNOCENT XIII (Rome), 18 May1721 – 7 Mar 1724 (3 years).

245. BENEDICT XIII (Gravina di Puglie), 4 May 1724 – 2 Mar 1730 (6 years).

246. CLEMENT XII (Florence), 16 Jul 1730 – 6 Feb 1740 (9 years).

247. BENEDICT XIV (Bologna), 22 Aug 1740 – 3 May 1758 (17 years).

248. CLEMENT XIII (Venice), 16 Jul 1758 – 2 Feb 1769 (10 years).

249. CLEMENT XIV (Sant’Arcangelo, Rimini), 4 Jun 1769 – 22 Sep 1774, perhaps poisoning (5 years).

250. PIUS VI (Cesena), 22 Feb 1775 – 29 Feb 1799 (4 years).

251. PIUS VII (Cesena), 21 Mar 1800 – 20 Aug 1823 (23 years).

252. LEO XII (Genga, Spoleto), 5 Oct 1823 – 10 Feb 1829 (5 years)

253. PIUS VIII (Cingoli), 5 Apr 1829 – 30 Nov 1830 (1 year).

254. GREGORY XVI (Belluno), 6 Feb 1831 – 1 Jun 1846 (15 years).

255. PIUS IX (Senigallia), former name: Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, 21 Jun 1846 – 7 Feb 1878 (31 years).

256. LEO XIII (Carpineto), former name: Joachim Pecci, 3 Mar 1878 – 20 Jul 1903 (25 years).

257. St. PIUS X (Riese), former name: Joseph Sarto, 9 Aug 1903 – 20 Aug 1914 (11 years).

258. BENEDICT XV (Genoa), former name: Francis Della Chiesa, 6 Sep 1914 – 22 Jan 1922 (7 years).

259. PIUS XI (Desio), former name: Achille Ratti, 12 Feb 1922 – 10 Feb 1939 (17 years).

260. PIUS XII (Rome), former name: Eugene Pacelli, 2 Mar 1939 – 9 Oct 1958 (19 years).

261. GIOVANNI XXIII (Sotto il Monte, Bergamo), former name: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, 28 Oct 1959 – 3 Jun 1963 (3 years).

262. PAUL VI (Concesio, Brescia), former name: Giovanni B. Montini, 21 Jun 1963 – 6 Aug 1978 (15 years).

263. JOHN PAUL I (Forno di Canale, Belluno), former name: Albino Luciani, 26 Aug 1978 – 28 Sep 1978 (less than 1 year).

264. JOHN PAUL II (Wadowice, Poland), born on 18 May 1920, former name: Charles Woityla or Carol Wojtyla (it pronounces Kahr-l Voy-tee-wah), as Pope: 16 Oct 1978 – 2 Apr 2005. He was the first polish Pontiff. (26 years).

265. BENEDICT XVI (Marktl am Inn, Germany), born on 16 April 1927 (Holy Saturday), former name: Joseph Ratzinger, as Pope April 19, 2005 to February 28, 2013. He resigned because of advanced age. He is known as “POPE EMERITUS”.

266. FRANCIS (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Born on 17 December 1936. Former Name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio. As Pope March 13, 2013.

Longest reigning Popes:
1. 1st Pope. St. Peter – about 35 years, from about AD 32 to  67.
2. 255th Pope. Blessed Pius IX – not quite 32 years, 1846 – 1878.
3. 264th Pope. John Paul the Great – over 26 years, 1978 – 2005.
4. 256th Pope. LEO XIII - 25 years,  1878 – 1903.
5. 251st Pope. Pius VII – 23 years, 1800-1823.
Shortest reigning Pope:
92nd Pope. Stephen II.  Only one day as Pope on 23 March 752. So the next Pope selected same name as Stephen II and he reigned over 5 years during 752 – 757
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