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.

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

He is the best

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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.

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.

Ecstatic that he declared that Church should be against capital punishment

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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 Pius IX
10 Pope Benedict XVI

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.

The Contenders

11 Pope Paul III
12 Pope Peter

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

How is he not no. 1?

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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

Pope who got the Crusades going.

Who doesn't love a good crusade?

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

Pope for only about 30 days.

22 Pope Pius III
23 Pope Sylvester I
24 Pope Paul VI
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
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