Vicar of Christ List

Vicar of Christ, Pope, that whole Apostolic tradition line in the Creed, Papa, Line of Peter, Bishop of Rome, St. Peter’s Key Keeper

No matter what you call him, the Pope is one of the most visible religious figures in the world. sometimes we forget the age of the Church and how far back this whole Pope deal goes. Chesterton has an amazing quote that I feel goes along with this all, “Jesus did not leave a religion, He left a Church.” Here is that Church through the ages starting with Peter as the head of such.

**1. St. Peter 32 67

  1. St. Linus 67 76

  2. St. Anacletus (Cletus) 76 88

  3. St. Clement I 88 97

  4. St. Evaristus 97 105

  5. St. Alexander I 105 115

  6. St. Sixtus I — also called Xystus I 115 125

  7. St. Telesphorus 125 136

  8. St. Hyginus 136 140

  9. St. Pius I 140 155

  10. St. Anicetus 155 166

  11. St. Soter 166 175

  12. St. Eleutherius 175 189

  13. St. Victor I 189 199

  14. St. Zephyrinus 199 217

  15. St. Callistus I 217 222

  16. St. Urban I 222 230

  17. St. Pontain 230 235

  18. St. Anterus 235 236

  19. St. Fabian 236 250

  20. St. Cornelius 251 253

  21. St. Lucius I 253 254

  22. St. Stephen I 254 257

  23. St. Sixtus II 257 258

  24. St. Dionysius 260 268

  25. St. Felix I 269 274

  26. St. Eutychian 275 283

  27. St. Caius — also called Gaius 283 296

  28. St. Marcellinus 296 304

  29. St. Marcellus I 308 309

  30. St. Eusebius 309 310

  31. St. Miltiades 311 314

  32. St. Sylvester I 314 335

  33. St. Marcus 336 336

  34. St. Julius I 337 352

  35. Liberius 352 366

  36. St. Damasus I 366 383

  37. St. Siricius 384 399

  38. St. Anastasius I 399 401

  39. St. Innocent I 401 417

  40. St. Zosimus 417 418

  41. St. Boniface I 418 422

  42. St. Celestine I 422 432

  43. St. Sixtus III 432 440

  44. St. Leo I (the Great) 440 461

  45. St. Hilarius 461 468

  46. St. Simplicius 468 483

  47. St. Felix III (II) 483 492

  48. St. Gelasius I 492 496

  49. Anastasius II 496 498

  50. St. Symmachus 498 514

  51. St. Hormisdas 514 523

  52. St. John I 523 526

  53. St. Felix IV (III) 526 530

  54. Boniface II 530 532

  55. John II 533 535

  56. St. Agapetus I– also called Agapitus I 535 536

  57. St. Silverius 536 537

  58. Vigilius 537 555

  59. Pelagius I 556 561

  60. John III 561 574

  61. Benedict I 575 579

  62. Pelagius II 579 590

  63. St. Gregory I (the Great) 590 604

  64. Sabinian 604 606

  65. Boniface III 607 607

  66. St. Boniface IV 608 615

  67. St. Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) 615 618

  68. Boniface V 619 625

  69. Honorius I 625 638

  70. Severinus 640 640

  71. John IV 640 642

  72. Theodore I 642 649

  73. St. Martin I 649 655

  74. St. Eugene I 655 657

  75. St. Vitalian 657 672

  76. Adeodatus (II) 672 676

  77. Donus 676 678

  78. St. Agatho 678 681

  79. St. Leo II 682 683

  80. St. Benedict II 684 685

  81. John V 685 686

  82. Conon 686 687

  83. St. Sergius I 687 701

  84. John VI 701 705

  85. John VII 705 707

  86. Sisinnius 708 708

  87. Constantine 708 715

  88. St. Gregory II 715 31

  89. St. Gregory III 731 741

  90. St. Zachary 741 752

  91. Stephen II — Because he died before being consecrated, some lists

(including the Vatican’s official list) omit him. 752 752

  1. Stephen III 752 757

  2. St. Paul I 757 767

  3. Stephen IV 767 772

  4. Adrian I 772 795

  5. St. Leo III 795 816

  6. Stephen V 816 817

  7. St. Paschal I 817 824

  8. Eugene II 824 827

  9. Valentine 827 827

  10. Gregory IV 827 844

  11. Sergius II 844 847

  12. St. Leo IV 847 855

  13. Benedict III 855 858

  14. St. Nicholas I (the Great) 858 867

  15. Adrian II 867 872

  16. John VIII 872 882

  17. Marinus I 882 884

  18. St. Adrian III 884 885

  19. Stephen VI 885 891

  20. Formosus 891 896

  21. Boniface VI 896 896

  22. Stephen VII 896 897

  23. Romanus 897 897

  24. Theodore II 897 897

  25. John IX 898 900

  26. Benedict IV 900 903

  27. Leo V 903 903

  28. Sergius III 904 911

  29. Anastasius III 911 913

  30. Lando 913 914

  31. John X 914 928

  32. Leo VI 928 928

  33. Stephen VIII 929 931

  34. John XI 931 935

  35. Leo VII 936 939

  36. Stephen IX 939 942

  37. Marinus II 942 46

  38. Agapetus II 946 955

  39. John XII 955 963

  40. Leo VIII 963 964

  41. Benedict V 964 964

  42. John XIII 965 972

  43. Benedict VI 973 974

  44. Benedict VII 974 983

  45. John XIV 983 984

  46. John XV 985 996

  47. Gregory V 996 999

  48. Sylvester II 999 1003

  49. John XVII 1003 1003

  50. John XVIII 1003 1009

  51. Sergius IV 1009 1012

  52. Benedict VIII 1012 1024

  53. John XIX 1024 1032

  54. Benedict IX 1032 1045

  55. Sylvester III (1045) — Considered by some to be an antipope 1045 1045

  56. Benedict IX 1045 1045

  57. Gregory VI 1045 1046

  58. Clement II 1046 1047

  59. Benedict IX 1047 1048

  60. Damasus II 1048 1048

  61. St. Leo IX 1049 1054

  62. Victor II 1055 1057

  63. Stephen X 1057 1058

  64. Nicholas II 1058 1061

  65. Alexander II 1061 1073

  66. St. Gregory VII 1073 1085

  67. Blessed Victor III 1086 1087

  68. Blessed Urban II 1088 1099

  69. Paschal II 1099 1118

  70. Gelasius II 1118 1119

  71. Callistus II 1119 1124

  72. Honorius II 1124 1130

  73. Innocent II 1130 1143

  74. Celestine II 1143 1144

  75. Lucius II 1144 1145

  76. Blessed Eugene III 1145 1153

  77. Anastasius IV 1153 1154

  78. Adrian IV 1154 1159

  79. Alexander III 1159 1181

  80. Lucius III 1181 1185

  81. Urban III 1185 1187

  82. Gregory VIII 1187 1187

  83. Clement III 1187 1191

  84. Celestine III 1191 1198

  85. Innocent III 1198 1216

  86. Honorius III 1216 1227

  87. Gregory IX 1227 1241

  88. Celestine IV 1241 1241

  89. Innocent IV 1243 1254

  90. Alexander IV 1254 1261

  91. Urban IV 1261 1264

  92. Clement IV 1265 1268

  93. Blessed Gregory X 1271 1276

  94. Blessed Innocent V 1276 1276

  95. Adrian V 1276 1276

  96. John XXI 1276 1277

  97. Nicholas III 1277 1280

  98. Martin IV 1281 1285

  99. Honorius IV 1285 1287

  100. Nicholas IV 1288 1292

  101. St. Celestine V 1294 1294

  102. Boniface VIII 1294 1303

  103. Blessed Benedict XI 1303 1304

  104. Clement V 1305 1314

  105. John XXII 1316 1334

  106. Benedict XII 1334 1342

  107. Clement VI 1342 1352

  108. Innocent VI 1352 1362

  109. Blessed Urban V 1362 1370

  110. Gregory XI 1370 1378

  111. Urban VI 1378 1389

  112. Boniface IX 1389 1404

  113. Innocent VII 1406 1406

  114. Gregory XII 1406 1415

  115. Martin V 1417 1431

  116. Eugene IV 1431 1447

  117. Nicholas V 1447 1455

  118. Callistus III 1445 1458

  119. Pius II 1458 1464

  120. Paul II 1464 1471

  121. Sixtus IV 1471 1484

  122. Innocent VIII 1484 1492

  123. Alexander VI 1492 1503

  124. Pius III 1503 1503

  125. Julius II 1503 1513

  126. Leo X 1513 1521

  127. Adrian VI 1522 1523

  128. Clement VII 1523 1534

  129. Paul III 1534 1549

  130. Julius III 1550 1555

  131. Marcellus II 1555 1555

  132. Paul IV 1555 1559

  133. Pius IV 1559 1565

  134. St. Pius V 1566 1572

  135. Gregory XIII 1572 1585

  136. Sixtus V 1585 1590

  137. Urban VII 1590 1590

  138. Gregory XIV 1590 1591

  139. Innocent IX 1591 1591

  140. Clement VIII 1592 1605

  141. Leo XI 1605 1605

  142. Paul V 1605 1621

  143. Gregory XV 1621 1623

  144. Urban VIII 1623 1644

  145. Innocent X 1644 1655

  146. Alexander VII 1655 1667

  147. Clement IX 1667 1669

  148. Clement X 1670 1676

  149. Blessed Innocent XI 1676 1689

  150. Alexander VIII 1689 1691

  151. Innocent XII 1691 1700

  152. Clement XI 1700 1721

  153. Innocent XIII 1721 1724

  154. Benedict XIII 1724 1730

  155. Clement XII 1730 1740

  156. Benedict XIV 1740 1758

  157. Clement XIII 1758 1769

  158. Clement XIV 1769 1774

  159. Pius VI 1775 1799

  160. Pius VII 1800 1823

  161. Leo XII 1823 1829

  162. Pius VIII 1829 1830

  163. Gregory XVI 1831 1846

  164. Ven. Pius IX 1846 1878

  165. Leo XIII – 1878 1903

  166. St. Pius X – 1903 1914

  167. Benedict XV – 1914 1922

  168. Pius XI – 1922 1939

  169. Pius XII – 1939 1958

  170. John XXIII – 1958 1963

  171. Paul VI – 1963 1978

  172. John Paul I – 1978 1978

  173. John Paul II- 1978 2005

  174. Benedict XVI – 2005 Today**

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