Top Ten Greatest Popes
The Top Ten
I had the opportunity to see him when I was a child. He came here to my country in 1989 and it's now 30 years. The first thing he did when landed here was to lay straight on the ground and kiss my land. I love you my favourite pope.you are an inspiration to everyone. May we follow your path and I know that you are still praying for humanity from where you are. You are missed by each of us. By the way am a Hindu.
John Paul II is the reason I am Catholic. I have never known a greater man that experienced Nazi and Soviet occupation and still kept his faith. He was the burning candle in an age of darkness. He saw the good in western ideas and connected freedom and individuality to Jesus' teachings. His efforts thwarted communism and saved countless people from totalitarianism.
He helped everyone in the world and was a hero to all. He helped the poor, he spoke out against communism, and he challenged the boundaries of the Catholic Church! He deserves to be a saint!
There's a reason why The Vatican is making him a saint in 2014 this year!
He Was an Great man to MANY people!
He's also one of my personal heroes for the Catholic Priesthood
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!
Pope Francis understands and emphasizes that "Love" is the greatest and must always be above all else.
Humble, honest, and has changed roman catabolism for the best, I admire him and his greatness.
He is a brave Pope.
An epic meeting with Attila The Hun?
Pope Gregory is one of the Doctors of the Church and he had a good miracle.
One of the most powerful popes ever.
Composed the prayer to St. Michael the archangel.
He made many encyclicals
Great great man with a strong compassion for purifying the church and focusing the teachings of the church on its roots.
Future Doctor of the Church. Not too many other Popes have received that high honor
Succeeded John Paul II.
He made the encyclical "Summorum Pontificum" to bring back The Tridentine Mass
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.
He was chosen by Christ himself what would one expect
Good point, good point.
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.
A person that deserves a higher spot on this list.
The crusades are an important part of the history of the Middle Ages, and a very misunderstood and unfairly villiefied one.
Thankfully to Urban II, the march of the infidels had been stopped.
Who doesn't love a good crusade?
Pope who got the Crusades going.
The good pope.
Pope for only about 30 days.
He was the most powerful of the Reformation popes and effectively sorted out the papal states.
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.
First Pope to end the persecution against Christianity.