Welcome to PopeHistory.com

Pope History is a comprehensive and in-depth guide to the Papacy. We have everything you need to know about every single Pope there has ever been, along with details of their tenure, famous quotes, FAQs and a detailed history of the Papacy.

The Complete List Of Every Single Pope Ever.

Find out the details on every single Pope that there has ever been.
We have full details ranging from the age they started their Pontificate, number of days of Pontificate and many other data points.

Read more

A-Z of Catholic Popes

A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / JL / M / N / P / R / S / T / U / V  / Z

Besides our A-Z of Popes we also have a number of interesting lists such as:

How many Popes have there been?

The number given by the Vatican is 266, including Pope Francis. Some lists cite 267 popes – this discrepancy arises around Stephen II, who died in 752 AD after he was elected but before he could be consecrated.

What is the Pope’s Name?

Pope Francis I

Pope Francis I is the current Pope. He is the 266th man elected as pope. He was appointed in 2013 at the age of 76 and was born in Argentina.