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PAPAL

SUCCESSION
Subtitle
CURRENT POPE
Name: Francis (Papa FRANCISCUS)
Personal Name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J.
Place of Birth: Flores, Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Pontificate: 13 March 2013 present
(4 years, 7 days)
Age at Start/End of Papacy: 76
Motto: Miserando atque Eligendo ("Lowly but
chosen", literally 'by having mercy, by
choosing him')
First pope to be born outside Europe since
Gregory III (731741) and the first from the
Americas; first pope from the Southern
FRANCIS (PAPA Hemisphere. First pope from a religious
FRANCISCUS) institute since Gregory XVI (18311846); first
PAPAL SUCCESION
21ST CENTURY
266. Francis | Papa FRANCISCUS
265. Benedict XVI | Papa BENEDICTUS Sextus Decimus

20TH CENTURY
264. St John Paul II (John Paul the Great) | Papa IOANNES PAULUS Secundus
263. S.D. John Paul I Papa IOANNES PAULUS Primus
262. Bl. Paul VI | Papa PAULUS Sextus
261. St John XXIII | Papa IOANNES Vicesimus Tertius
260. Ven. Pius XII | Papa PIUS Duodecimus
259. Pius XI | Papa PIUS Undecimus
258. Benedict XV | Papa BENEDICTUS Quintus Decimus
257. St Pius X | Papa PIUS Decimus
19TH CENTURY
256. Leo XIII | Papa LEO Tertius Decimus
17TH CENTURY
255. Bl. Pius IX | Papa PIUS Nonus
242. Innocent XII | Papa INNOCENTIUS Duodecimus
254. Gregory XVI | Papa GREGORIUS Sextus Decimus
241. Alexander VIII | Papa ALEXANDER Octavus
253. Pius VIII | Papa PIUS Octavus
240. Bl. Innocent XI | Papa INNOCENTIUS Undecimus
252. Leo XII | Papa LEO Duodecimus
239. Bl. Innocent XI | Papa INNOCENTIUS Undecimus
251. S.D. Pius VII | Papa PIUS Septimus
238. Clement IX | Papa CLEMENS Nonus

237. Alexander VII | Papa ALEXANDER Septimus


18TH CENTURY
236. Innocent X | Papa INNOCENTIUS Decimus
250. Pius VI | Papa PIUS Sextus
235. Urban VIII | Papa URBANUS Octavus
249. Clement XIV | Papa CLEMENS Quartus Decimus
234. Gregory XV | Papa GREGORIUS Quintus Decimus
248. Clement XIII | Papa CLEMENS Tertius Decimus
233. Paul V | Papa PAULUS Quintus
247. Benedict XIV | Papa BENEDICTUS Quartus Decimus
232. Leo XI | Papa LEO Undecimus
246. Clement XII | Papa CLEMENS Duodecimus

245. S.D. Benedict XIII | Papa BENEDICTUS Tertius


Decimus

244. Innocent XIII | Papa INNOCENTIUS Tertius Decimus


16TH CENTURY
231. Clement VIII | Papa CLEMENS Octavus 15TH CENTURY
230. Innocent IX | Papa INNOCENTIUS Nonus
214. Alexander VI | Papa ALEXANDER Sextus
229. Gregory XIV | Papa GREGORIUS Quartus Decimus
213. Innocent VIII | Papa INNOCENTIUS Octavus
228. Urban VII | Papa URBANUS Septimus
212. Sixtus IV | Papa XYSTUS Quartus
227. Sixtus V | Papa XYSTUS Quintus
211. Paul II | Papa PAULUS Secundus
226. Gregory XIII | Papa GREGORIUS Tertius Decimus
210. Pius II | Papa PIUS Secundus
225. St Pius V | Papa PIUS Quintus
209. Callixtus III | Papa CALLISTUS Tertius
224. Pius IV | Papa PIUS Quartus
208. Nicholas V | Papa NICOLAUS Quintus
223. Paul IV | Papa PAULUS Quartus
207. Eugene IV | Papa EUGENIUS Quartus
222. Marcellus II | Papa MARCELLUS Secundus
206. Martin V | Papa MARTINUS Quintus
221. Julius III | Papa IULIUS Tertius
205. Gregory XII | Papa GREGORIUS Duodecimus
220. Paul III | Papa PAULUS Tertius
204. Innocent VII | Papa INNOCENTIUS Septimus
219. Clement VII | Papa CLEMENS Septimus

218. Adrian VI | Papa HADRIANUS Sextus

217. Leo X | Papa LEO Decimus

216. Julius II | Papa IULIUS Secundus


13TH CENTURY
14TH CENTURY 193. Boniface VIII | Papa BONIFATIUS Octavus

203. Boniface IX | Papa BONIFATIUS Nonus 192. St. Celestine V | Papa Coelestinus Quintus

202. Urban VI | Papa URBANUS Sextus 191. Nicholas IV | Papa Nicolaus Quartus

201. Gregory XI | Papa GREGORIUS Undecimus 190. Honorius IV | Papa Honorius Quartus

200. Bl. Urban V | Papa URBANUS Quintus 189. Martin IV | Papa Martinus Quartus

199. Innocent VI | Papa INNOCENTIUS Sextus 188. Nicholas III | Papa Nicolaus Tertius

198. Clement VI | Papa CLEMENS Sextus 187. John XXI | Papa Ioannes Vicesimus Primus

197. Benedict XII | Papa BENEDICTUS Duodecimus 186. Adrian V | Papa Hadrianus Quintus

196. John XXII | Papa IOANNES Vicesimus Secundus 185. BI. Innocent V | Papa Innocentius Quintus

195. Clement V | Papa CLEMENS Quintus 184. BI Gregory X | Papa Gregorious Decimus

194. Benedict XI | Papa BENEDICTUS Undecimus 183. Clement IV | Papa Clemens Quartus

182. Urban IV | Papa Urbanus Quartus

181. Alexander IV | Papa Alexander Quartus

180. Innocent IV | Papa Innocentius Quartus

179. Celestine IV | Papa Coelestinus Quartus

178. Gregory IX | Papa Gregorious Nonus

177. Honorius III | Papa Honorius Tertius


12TH CENTURY
176. Innocent III | Papa Innocentius Tertius

175. Celestine III |Coelestinus Tertius

174. Clement III | Papa Clemens Tertius

173. Gregory VIII | Papa Gregorius Octavus

172. Urban III | Papa Urbanus Tertius

171. Lucius III | Papa Lucius Tertius

170. Alexander III | Papa Alexander Tertius

169. Adrian IV | Papa Hadrianus Quartus

168. Anastasius IV | Papa Anastasius Quartus

167. BI Eugene III | Papa Eugenius Tertius

166. Lucius II | Papa Lucius Secundus

165. Celestine II | Papa Coelestinus Secundus

164. Innocent II | Papa Innocentius Secundus

163. Honorius II | Papa Honorius Secundus

162. Callixtus II | Papa Callistus Secundus

161. Gelasius II | Papa Gelasius Secundus


11TH CENTURY
160. Paschal II | Papa Paschalis Secundus
150. Benedict IX | Papa Benedictus Nonus
159. BI Urban II | Papa Urbanus Secundus
149. Clement II | Papa Clemens Secundus
158. BI Victor III | Papa Victor Tertius
148. Gregory VI | Papa Gregorius Sextus
157. St Gregory VII | Papa Gregorius Septimus
147. Benedict IX | Papa Benedictus Nonus
156. Alexander II | Papa Alexander Secundus
146. Sylvester III | Papa Silvester Tertius
155. Nicholas II | Papa Nicolaus Secundus
145. Benedict IX | Papa Benedictus Nonus
154. Stephen IX | Papa Stephanus Nonus
144. John XIX | Papa Ionnes Undevicesimus
153. Victor II | Papa Victor Secundus
143. Benedcit VIII | Papa Benedictus
152. St. Leo IX | Papa Leo Nonus Octavus

151. Damasus II | Papa Damasus Secnudus 142. Sergius IV | Papa Sergius Quartus

150. Benedict IX | Papa Benedictus Nonus 141. John XVIII | Papa Ionnes
Duodevicesimus

140. John XVII | Papa Ioannes Septimus


Decimus
10TH CENTURY
139. Sylvester II | Papa Silvester Secundus

138. Gregory V | Papa Gregorius Quintus 125. John XI | Papa Ioannes Undecimus

137. John XV | Papa Ioannes Quintus Decimus 124. Stephen VII | Papa Stephen Septimus
136. John XIV | Papa Ioannes Quartus Decimus 123. Leo VI | Papa Leo Sextus
135. Benedict VII | Papa Benedictus Septimus 122. John X | Papa Ioannes Decimus
134. Benedict VI | Papa Benedictus Sextus 121. Lando | Papa Landus
133. John XIII | Papa Ioannes Tertius Decimus
120. Anastasius III | Papa Anastasius Tertius
132. Leo VIII | Papa Leo Octavus
119. Sergius III | Papa Sergius Tertius
131. Benedictus V | Papa Benedictus Quintus
118. Leo V | Papa Leo Quintus
130. John XII | Papa Ioannes Duodecimus
117. Benedict IV | Papa Benedictus Quartus
129. Agapetus II | Papa Agapitus Secundus

128. Marinus II | Papa Marinus Secundus

127. Stephen VIII | Papa Stephanus Octavus

126. Leo VII | Papa Leo Septimus


9TH CENTURY
116. John IX | Papa Ioannes Nonus

115. Theodore II | Papa Theodorus Secundus


105. St. Nicholas I Papa Nicolaus Magnus
114. Romanus | Papa Romanus
104. Benedict III | Papa Benedictus Tertius
113. Stephen IV | Papa Stephanus Sextus
103. St. Leo IV | Papa Leo Quartus
112. Boniface IV | Papa Bonifatius Sextus
102. Sergius II | Papa Sergius Secundus
111. Formosus | Papa Formosus
101. Gregory IV | Papa Greoguris Quartus
110. Stephen V | Papa Stephanus Quintus
100. Valentine | Papa Valentinus
109. St. Adrian III | Papa Hadrianus Tertius
99. Eugene II | Papa Eugenius Secundus
108. Marinus I | Papa Marinus
98. St. Paschal I | Papa Paschalis
107. John VIII | Papa Ioannes Octavus
97. Stephen IV | Papa Stephanus Quartus
106. Adrian II | Papa Hadrianus Tertius
8TH CENTURY
96. St. Leo III | Papa Leo Tertius

95. Adrian I | Papa Hadrianus

94. Stephen III | Papa Stephanus Tertius

93. St. Paul I | Papa Paulus

92. Stephen II | Papa Stephanus Secundus

91. St. Zachary | Papa Zacharias

90. St. Gregory | Papa Gregorius Tertius

89. St. Gregory II | Papa Gregogius Secundus

88. Constantine | Papa Constantinus Sive

87. Sisinnius | Papa Sisinnius

86. John VII | Papa Ioannes Septimus

85. John VI | Papa Ioannes Sextus


7TH CENTURY
84. St. Sergius I | Papa Sergius

83. Conon | Papa Conon

82. John V | Papa Ioannes Quintus

81. St. Benedict II | Papa Benedictus Secundus


70. Honorius I | Papa Honorius
80. St. Leo II | Papa Leo Secundus
69. Boniface V | Papa Bonifatius Quintus
79. St. Agatho | Papa Agatho
68. St. Adeodatus I | Papa Adeodatus sive
78. Donus | Papa Donus Deusdedit

77. Adeodatus II | Papa Adeodatus Secundus 67. St. Boniface IV | Papa Bonifatius Quartus

76. St. Vitalian | Papa Vitalianus 66. Boniface III | Papa Bonifatius Tertius

75. St. Eugene I | Papa Eugenius 65. Sabinian | Papa Sabinianus

74. St. Martin I | Papa Martinus

73. Theodore I | Papa Theodorus

72. John IV | Papa Ioannes Quartus

71. Severinus | Papa Severinus


5TH CENTURY
6TH CENTURY
51. St. Symmachus | Papa Symmachus
64. St. Gregory I | Papa Gregorius Magnus
50. Anastasius II | Papa Anastasius
63. Pelagius II | Papa Pelagius Secundus Secundus
62. Benedict I | Papa Benedictus 49. St. Gelasius I | Papa Gelasius
61. John III | Papa Ioannes Tertius 48. St. Felix III | Papa Felix Tertius
60. Pelagius I | Papa Pelagius 47. St. Simplicius | Papa Simplicius
59. Vigilius | Papa Vigilius 46. St. Hilarius | Papa Hilarius
58. St. Silverius | Papa Silverius 45. St. Leo I | Papa Leo Magnus
57. St. Agapetus I | Papa Agapitus 44. St. Sixtus III | Papa Sixtus Tertius
56. John II | Papa Ioannes Secundus 43. St. Celestine I | Papa Coelestinus
55. Boniface II | Papa Bonifatius Secundus 42. St. Boniface I | Papa Bonifacius
54. St. Felix IV | Papa Felix Quartus 41. St. Zosimus | Papa Zosimus
53. St. John I | Papa Ioannes 40. St. Innocent I | Papa Innocentius
52. St. Hormisdas | Papa Hormisdas
4TH CENTURY 3RD CENTURY

39. St. Anastasius I | Papa Anastasius 29. St. Marcellinus | Papa Marcellinus

38. St. Siricius | Papa Siricius 28. St. Caius | Papa Caius

37. St. Damasus I | Papa Damasus 27. St. Eutychian | Papa Eutychianus

36. Liberius I | Papa Liberius 26. St. Felix I | Papa Felix

35. St. Julius I | Papa Iulius 25. St. Dionysius | Papa Dionysius

34. St. Mark | Papa Marcus 24. St. Sixtus II | Papa Xystus Secundus

33. St. Sylvester I | Papa Silvester 23. St. Stephen I | Papa Stephanus

32. St. Miltiades | Papa Miltiades 22. St. Lucius I | Papa Lucius

31. St. Eusebius | Papa Eusebius 21. St. Cornelius | Papa Cornelius

30. St. Marcellus I | Papa Marcellus 20. St. Fabian | Papa Fabianus

19. St. Anterus | Papa Anterus

18. St. Pontian | Papa Pontianus

17. St. Urban 1 | Papa Urbanus

16. St. Callixtus I | Papa Callistus


2nd CENTURY
15. St. Zephyrinus | Papa Zephyrinus

14. St Victor I | Papa Victor

13. St. Eleuterus | Papa Eleutherius

12. St. Soter | Papa Soterius


1st CENTURY
11. St. Anicetus | Papa Anicetus
05. St. Evaristus | Papa Evaristus
10. St. Pius I | Papa Pius
04. St. Clement I | Papa Clemens
09. St. Hyginus | Papa Hyginus
03. St. Anacletus | Papa Anacletus
08. St. Telesphorus | Papa Telesphorus
02. St. Linus | Papa Linus
07. St. Sixtus I | Xystus
01. St. Peter | Papa Petrus
06. St. Alexander I | Papa Alexander
FIRST POPE
Name: St Peter PETRUS
Personal Name: Simon Peter
Place of Birth: Bethsaida, Galilea, Roman
Empire
Pontificate: 1 April 33 29 June 67
(34 years, 89 days)
Age at Start/End of Papacy: 32 - 66
Apostle of Jesus from whom he received the
keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, according to
Matthew 16:1819. Executed by crucifixion
upside-down; feast day (Feast of Saints Peter
and Paul) 29 June, (Chair of Saint Peter) 22
February. He is recognized by the Catholic
FRANCIS (PAPA Church as the first Bishop of Rome
FRANCISCUS) appointed by Christ. Also revered as saint
FIRST PILLARS OF THE
CATHOLIC FAITH
12 APOSTLES
1. Simon Peter

2. Andrew

3. James 9. Thaddeus
4. John 10. Simon
5. Philip 11. Judas
6. Thomas 12. Bartholomew
7. Matthew

8. James the son of Alphaeus


Conclusion:
The Holy Catholic Church: The Communion of Saints
Having professed our faith in the Holy Spirit, we continue by professing to believe in the Holy
Catholic Church, of which the Holy Spirit is the soul or source of her corporate life. In one sense,
the Church began with the origins of the human race. God wants to save people not only as
individuals but as members of society. Consequently the Church corresponds on the level of grace
to our social existence on the level of nature. The unity of the true Church is a unity of faith and
communion. By their union of faith, those who belong to the Church believe the same faith as
proposed to them by the Church. By their unity of communion, the faithful submit to the authority
of the bishops united with the Bishop of Rome. We should distinguish, however, between belonging
to the Church, and being a member of the Church. Strictly speaking, only those who fully accept all
that the Church declares as revealed truth are members of the Catholic Church. Those who are
baptized and in varying degrees accept some of the Churchs prescribed teachings are said to
belong to the Church. Already in apostolic times, the Church was considered holy. If we inquire
more closely in what sense the Church is holy, we find that she is holy three times over: in her
purpose for existence; in the means she provides for making people holy; and in the proved
holiness of her members. All of the Saviors preaching and all His exhortations to the disciples had
one principal aim: that those who believe in Him would become perfect, even as their heavenly
Father is perfect. Christ not only preached holiness, but He practiced it to a sublime degree and
then told His followers to follow His example. Moreover, He sent them His Holy Spirit to move
everyone interiorly to love God with their whole heart, and to love one another as He had loved
them. We might, then, describe the Communion of Saints as the unity and cooperation of the
whole Church. Together, we all form one Mystical Body. We share our merits and prayers with one