Popes of the Roman Catholic Church

There are currently 265 Popes according to the Catholic records. Can you name all of them? Naming one name will count for all occurences of that name.
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2013-Present
Francis
2005-2013
Benedict XVI
1978-2005
John Paul II
1978
John Paul I
1963-1978
Paul VI
1958-1963
John XXIII
1939-1958
Pius XII
1922-1939
Pius XI
1914-1922
Benedict XV
1903-1914
Pius X
1878-1903
Leo XIII
1846-1878
Pius IX
1831-1846
Gregory XVI
1829-1830
Pius VIII
1823-1829
Leo XII
1800-1823
Pius VII
1775-1799
Pius VI
1769-1774
Clement XIV
1758-1769
Clement XIII
1740-1758
Benedict XIV
1730-1740
Clement XII
1724-1730
Benedict XIII
1721-1724
Innocent XIII
1700-1721
Clement XI
1691-1700
Innocent XII
1689-1691
Alexander VIII
1676-1689
Innocent XI
1670-1676
Clement X
1667-1669
Clement IX
1655-1667
Alexander VII
1644-1655
Innocent X
1623-1644
Urban VIII
1621-1623
Gregory XV
1605-1621
Paul V
1605
Leo XI
1592-1605
Clement VIII
1591
Innocent IX
1590-1591
Gregory XIV
1590
Urban VII
1585-1590
Sixtus V
1572-1585
Gregory XIII
1566-1572
Pius V
1559-1565
Pius IV
1555-1559
Paul IV
1555
Marcellus II
1550-1555
Julius III
1534-1549
Paul III
1523-1534
Clement VII
1522-1523
Adrian VI
1513-1521
Leo X
1503-1513
Julius II
1503
Pius III
1492-1503
Alexander VI
1484-1492
Innocent VIII
1471-1484
Sixtus IV
1464-1472
Paul II
1458-1464
Pius II
1455-1458
Callixtus III
1447-1455
Nicholas V
1431-1447
Eugene IV
1417-1431
Martin V
1406-1415
Gregory XII
1404-1406
Innocent VII
1389-1404
Boniface IX
1378-1389
Urban VI
1370-1378
Gregory XI
1362-1370
Urban V
1352-1362
Innocent VI
1342-1352
Clement VI
1334-1342
Benedict XII
1316-1334
John XXII
1305-1314
Clement V
1303-1304
Benedict XI
1294-1303
Boniface VIII
1294
Celestine V
1288-1292
Nicholas IV
1285-1287
Honorius IV
1281-1285
Martin IV
1277-1280
Nicholas III
1276-1277
John XXI
1276
Adrian V
1276
Innocent V
1271-1276
Gregory X
1265-1268
Clement IV
1261-1264
Urban IV
1254-1261
Alexander IV
1243-1254
Innocent IV
1241
Celestine IV
1227-1241
Gregory IX
Hint
Answer
1216-1227
Honorius III
1198-1216
Innocent III
1191-1198
Celestine III
1187-1191
Clement III
1187
Gregory VIII
1185-1187
Urban III
1181-1185
Lucius III
1159-1181
Alexander III
1154-1159
Adrian IV
1153-1154
Anastasius IV
1145-1153
Eugene III
1144-1145
Lucius II
1143-1144
Celestine II
1130-1143
Innocent II
1124-1130
Honorius II
1119-1124
Callixtus II
1118-1119
Gelasius II
1099-1118
Paschal II
1088-1099
Urban II
1086-1087
Victor III
1073-1085
Gregory VII
1061-1073
Alexander II
1059-1061
Nicholas II
1057-1058
Stephen IX
1055-1057
Victor II
1049-1054
Leo IX
1048
Damasus II
1047-1048
Benedict IX
1046-1047
Clement II
1045-1046
Gregory VI
1045
Benedict IX
1045
Sylvester III
1032-1044
Benedict IX
1024-1032
John XIX
1012-1024
Benedict VIII
1009-1012
Sergius IV
1004-1009
John XVIII
1003
John XVII
999-1003
Sylvester II
996-999
Gregory V
985-996
John XV
983-984
John XIV
974-983
Benedict VII
973-974
Benedict VI
965-972
John XIII
963-965
Leo VIII
964
Benedict V
955-964
John XII
946-955
Agapetus II
942-946
Marinus II
939-942
Stephen VIII
936-939
Leo VII
931-935
John XI
928-931
Stephen VII
928
Leo VI
914-928
John X
913-914
Lando
911-913
Anastasius III
904-911
Sergius III
903
Leo V
900-903
Benedict IV
898-900
John IX
898
Theodore II
897
Romanus
896-897
Stephen VI
896
Boniface VI
891-896
Formosus
885-891
Stephen V
884-885
Adrian III
882-884
Marinus I
872-882
John VIII
867-872
Adrian II
858-867
Nicholas I
855-858
Benedict III
847-855
Leo IV
844-847
Sergius II
827-844
Gregory IV
827
Valentine
824-827
Eugene II
817-824
Paschal I
816-817
Stephen IV
795-816
Leo III
772-795
Adrian I
768-772
Stephen III
757-767
Paul I
752-757
Stephen II
741-752
Zachary
731-741
Gregory III
715-731
Gregory II
Hint
Answer
708-715
Constantine
708
Sisinnius
705-707
John VII
701-705
John VI
687-701
Sergius I
686-687
Conon
685-686
John V
684-685
Benedict II
682-683
Leo II
678-681
Agatho
676-678
Donus
672-676
Adeodatus II
657-672
Vitalian
654-657
Eugene I
649-653
Martin I
642-649
Theodore I
640-642
John IV
640
Severinus
625-638
Honorius I
619-625
Boniface V
615-618
Adeodatus I
608-615
Boniface IV
607
Boniface III
604-606
Sabinian
590-604
Gregory I
579-590
Pelagius II
575-579
Benedict I
561-574
John III
556-561
Pelagius I
537-555
Vigilius
536-537
Silverius
535-536
Agapetus I
533-535
John II
530-532
Boniface II
526-530
Felix IV
523-526
John I
514-523
Hormisdas
498-514
Symmachus
496-498
Anastasius II
492-496
Gelasius I
483-492
Felix III
468-483
Simplicius
461--468
Hilarius
440-461
Leo I
432-440
Sixtus III
422-432
Celestine I
418-422
Boniface I
417-418
Zosimus
401-417
Innocent I
399-401
Anastasius I
384-399
Siricius
366-384
Damasus I
352-366
Liberius
337-352
Julius I
336
Mark
314-335
Sylvester I
311-314
Miltiades
310
Eusebius
308-309
Marcellus I
296-304
Marcellinus
283-296
Caius
275-283
Eutychian
269-274
Felix I
259-268
Dionysius
257-258
Sixtus II
254-257
Stephen I
253-254
Lucius I
251-253
Cornelius
236-250
Fabian
235-236
Anterus
230-235
Pontian
222-230
Urban I
217-222
Callixtus I
199-217
Zephyrinus
189-199
Victor I
174-189
Eleuterus
167-174
Soter
154-167
Anicetus
140-154
Pius I
136-140
Hyginus
127-136
Telesphorus
115-127
Sixtus I
106-115
Alexander I
99-107
Evaristus
92-99
Clement I
79-92
Anacletus
67-79
Linus
30-67
Peter
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Level 47
Aug 22, 2012
how is it that all of the Pope John's aren't 100% (some are 99%)
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Level 24
Aug 22, 2012
Because originally you had to enter the numbers too. I missed some taking it. So the John's will be at 99 because of this.
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Level 82
Jan 28, 2013
only had 5 minutes to take this but still got 131. Maybe you should accept Pious for Pius? I only got it because I was sure that there was a Pious so I tried different spellings, otherwise I would have moved on and missed it.
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Level 24
Mar 3, 2013
Pious isn't a proper name, thats why its not on here.
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Level 43
Mar 13, 2013
Now that he's been elected, Pope Francis is #266.
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Level 40
Mar 29, 2013
There was a Pope Fabian? haha. So Anti-Popes aren't included? It all got a bit confusing there for a while I think.
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Level 34
Nov 28, 2013
There's a new pope now. I really think you should add him.
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Level 45
Apr 8, 2014
You need an update: Pope Francis has become the pope (2013).
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Level 48
Oct 14, 2016
Good quiz but Francis doesn't have a number designation after his name. That only happens when a second (or more) pope chooses the same name. Thus far, Francis is the only one with that name.
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Level 24
Nov 6, 2016
I am aware that is the case most of the time. I simply did it to make it flow with the rest of the quiz.
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Level 29
Apr 29, 2018
Yes. You can only be I, II etc if there is a II or III respectively. If you are the only one, then you don't have a I following the name....
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Level 24
Jun 6, 2018
Technically not true, John Paul I added the 1st to his name.
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Level 23
Oct 10, 2018
I don't understand why this quiz has the 'Roman Catholic' label. 'Roman Catholic' can be a pejorative term, depending on the context. Catholics do not generally accept that moniker. The correct name is simply 'Catholic', meaning universal.

Some people like to use the term 'Roman Catholic' to differentiate it from 'other' Catholics, despite the fact that if a person were to ask the directions to the local Catholic church, no one would point somebody in the direction of any other church than that of a Catholic one. One wouldn't be asked, "Which type of Catholic church?", simply because it is understood that 'Catholic' only has one meaning.

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Level 73
Feb 23, 2020
I have a photograph of the list of popes carved in stone in St Peter's. According to that, the third pope was Cletus and some of the spellings given there are not accepted by you, such as Eleutherus and Agapitus. Can you be more lenient?