Top Ten Greatest Popes


The Top Ten

1 Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005. He is called Saint John Paul the Great by some Catholics.

Lack of discernment

He is the best

My favourite saint

I love Pope John Paul ll After seeing him in person in Puerto Rico and saw the love in his eyes when he looked at people. He loved everyone with special love for children. I am a Catholic convert and very happy with my faith due to Pope John Paul ll.

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2 Pope Francis Pope Francis Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City.

Pope Francis understands and emphasizes that "Love" is the greatest and must always be above all else.

Ecstatic that he declared that Church should be against capital punishment

I LOVE this guy. He represents everything that Jesus stood for. Tolerance, love, good will, generosity and kindness. We need more men like him in times like this.

Just look up all the things Pope Francis has done and you will be amazed!

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3 Pope Nicholas II
4 Pope Leo I

An epic meeting with Attila The Hun?
Oh, yes.

5 Pope Gregory I

Pope Gregory is one of the Doctors of the Church and he had a good miracle.

6 Pope Innocent III

One of the most powerful popes ever.

7 Pope Leo XIII

Composed the prayer to St. Michael the archangel.

8 Pope Julius II
9 Pope Benedict XVI

Future Doctor of the Church. Not too many other Popes have received that high honor

Great great man with a strong compassion for purifying the church and focusing the teachings of the church on its roots.

Succeeded John Paul II.

10 Pope Pius IX

The Contenders

11 Pope Peter

Shown a way to other popes

How is he not no. 1?

The one whom Christ Chose as His Rock. The Papacy is traced all the way back to him.

Peter was the person whom Jesus trusted. He was chosen above all the apostles. And he was the first pope.

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12 Pope Paul III
13 Pope John XXIII

Without him, the Catholic Church won't be more open minded towards the society. He was the one who reformed the Catholic Church to be more approachable towards the people.

Took great steps towards bringing the church up to date and always came across as a very warm and friendly man.

14 Pope Urban II

Who doesn't love a good crusade?

Pope who got the Crusades going.

15 Pope Pius XII
16 Pope Alexander VI
17 Pope Leo X
18 Pope Blessed John XXIII

The good pope.

19 Pope Sixtus V

He was the most powerful of the Reformation popes and effectively sorted out the papal states.

20 Pope Alexander III

Underrated are you serious?

A very underrated pope. Managed to overcome both Frederick Barbarossa and Henry II of England despite having a schism to deal with. Also modified the papal election process which is more or less the same today.

21 Pope Paul VI
22 Pope John Paul I

Pope for only about 30 days.

23 Pope Pius III
24 Pope Sylvester I
25 Pope Linus

Second Pope after St. Peter the Apostle.

26 Pope Miltiades

First Pope to end the persecution against Christianity.

27 Pope Pius II
28 Pope Paul V

Financed and Constructed the Vatican St Peter's, built the aquaduct that carried water to Trestevere. Protected Galileo from the Inquisition.

29 Pope Felix
30 Pope Gregory VII
31 Pope Pius V
32 Pope Sixtus IV

Goat Status. Eucharistic Prayer type deal. Xysti in latin... pretty steez. Also a martyr for the faith... what does Francis have on that.

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