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The list of popes gives the names and information on connections to churches in Rome about all popes from St Peter to Benedict XVI.

Until 250Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
3264/67 St Peter San Pietro in Vaticano
64/6776 St Linus Near St Peter's grave
7688 St Anacletus / Cletus
8897 St Clement I San Clemente is dedicated to him San Clemente (relics brought there in 868)
97105 St Evaristus Probably near St Peter's grave
105115 St Alexander I
115125 St Sixtus I
125136 St Telesphorus Near St Peter's grave
136140 St Hyginus Possible near St Peter's grave
140155 St Pius I Near St Peter's grave
155166 St Anicetus Near St Peter's grave
166175 St Soterus Cemetery of Callistus
175189 St Eleutherius Near St Peter's grave, relics translated to Santa Susanna
189199 St Victor I Possibly near St Peter's grave
199217 St Zephyrinus Cemetery of Zephyrinus, possible identical with Catacombe di San Callisto
217222 St Callixtus I Drowned in well preserved in San Callisto, which is dedicated to him. Cemetery of Calepodius
222230 St Urban I Catacombe di San Callisto
230235 St Pontian Catacombe di San Callisto
235236 St Anterus Catacombe di San Callisto
236250 St Fabian Catacombe di San Callisto, translated to San Sebastiano

251–498Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
251253 St Cornelius Catacombe di San Callisto
253254 St Lucius Catacombe di San Callisto, translated to Santa Cecilia
254257 St Stephen I Catacombe di San Callisto, translated to San Silvestro in Capite
257258 St Sixtus II San Sisto Vecchio is dedicated to him Catacombe di San Callisto, translated to San Sisto Vecchio
259268 St Dionysius Catacombe di San Callisto, translated to San Silvestro in Capite
269274 St Felix I Catacombe di San Callisto
275283 St Euthycian Catacombe di San Callisto
283296 St Caius Catacombe di San Callisto
296304 St Marcellinus Catacombe di San Callisto
308309 St Marcellus I San Marcello al Corso is dedicated to him. Sheltered in the house of Lucina, on the site of San Lorenzo in Lucina Catacombe di Santa Priscilla
309 St Eusebius Catacombe di San Callisto
311314 St Miltiades May have built Santi Quattro Coronati Catecombe di San Callisto
314335 St Sylvester I Consecrated San Pietro in Vaticano and San Paolo fuori le Mura. Probably built San Crisogono. Near Catacombe di Santa Priscilla, translated to San Silvestro in Capite, which is dedicated to him.
336 St Mark Founded San Marco and the now demolished Santa Balbina. Cemetery of Santa Balbina
337352 St Julius I Probably built Santa Maria in Trastevere and Santi Apostoli Cemetery of Calepodius, translated to Santa Maria in Trastevere
352366 Liberius Built Santa Maria Maggiore
366384 St Damasus I Restored Sant'Anastasia, built San Lorenzo in Damaso Catacombe di Santi Marco e Marcelliano, translated to San Lorenzo in Damaso
384399 St Syricius Probably built Santa Prassede, consecrated the new San Paolo fuori le Mura. Basilica di San Silvestro near Catacombe di Santa Priscilla
399401 St Anastasius I Built the now lost Basilica Crescentiana, may have founded San Sisto Vecchio. Basilica above Catacombe di Ponziano, since 846 in the Abbey church, Bad Gandersheim, Germany
401417 St Innocent I Basilica above Catacombe di Ponziano, since 846 in the Abbey church, Bad Gandersheim, Germany
417418 St Zosimus San Lorenzo in Agro Verano
418422 St Boniface I Chapel at the Cemetery of Santa Felicitas
422432 St Celestine I Restored Santa Maria in Trastevere, built Santa Sabina Catacombe di Santa Priscilla
432440 St Sixtus III Consecrated San Pietro in Vinculi, restored the Lateran Baptistery, restored Santa Maria Maggiore, may have rebuilt San Lorenzo fuori le Mura. San Lorenzo fuori le Mura
440461 St Leo the Great Altered San Pietro in Vaticano, restored San Paolo fuori le Mura San Pietro in Vaticano
461468 St Hilary New chapels in San Giovanni in Laterano, restored Sant'Anastasia San Lorenzo fuori le Mura
468483 St Simplicius Built Santa Bibiana and Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio. Founded Sant'Andrea in Catabarbara in an existing building.
483492 St Felix III (II) San Paolo on Via Ostia
492496 St Gelasius Built San Giovanni a Porta Latina San Pietro in Vaticano
496498 St Anastasius II San Pietro in Vaticano

498–752Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
498514 St Symmachus Built San Pancrazio, rebuilt San Martino ai Monti San Pietro in Vaticano
514523 St Hormisdas San Pietro in Vaticano
523526 St John I Titular of Santi Giovanni e Paolo Ravenna, translated to San Pietro in Vaticano
526530 St Felix IV (III) May have founded Santi Cosma e Damiano
530532 Boniface II Titular of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere San Pietro in Vaticano
533535 John II San Pietro in Vaticano
535536 St Agapitus I San Pietro in Vaticano
536537 Silverius Island of Palmarola
537555 Vigilius San Marcello on Via Salaria
556564 Pelagius I Founded or rebuilt Santi Apostoli San Pietro in Vaticano
561574 John III Completed Santi Apostoli San Pietro in Vaticano
575579 Benedict I San Pietro in Vaticano
579590 Pelagius II Restored San Lorenzo fuori le Mura San Pietro in Vaticano
590604 St Gregory the Great Altered San Pietro in Vaticano San Pietro in Vaticano
604606 Sabinianus San Pietro in Vaticano
607 Boniface III San Pietro in Vaticano
608615 St Boniface IV Consecrated Santa Maria ad Martyres San Pietro in Vaticano
615618 St Deusdedit / Adeodatus
619625 Boniface V Titular of San Sisto Vecchio Cemetery of St Nicomedes
625638 Honorius I Rebuilt Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura and San Pancrazio, restored San Pietro in Vaticano, founded Sant'Apollinare San Pietro in Vaticano
640 Severinus San Pietro in Vaticano
640642 John IV Built Chapel of St Venantius in the Lateran Baptistery San Pietro in Vaticano
642649 Theodore I Had Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio decorated. San Pietro in Vaticano
649655 St Martin I Sebastopol, translated to San Martino ai Monti, which is dedicated to him
654657 St Eugene I Sant'Eugenio is dedicated to him San Pietro in Vaticano
657672 St Vitalian San Pietro in Vaticano
672676 Adeodatus II San Pietro in Vaticano
676678 Donus San Pietro in Vaticano
678681 St Agatho San Pietro in Vaticano
682683 St Leo II Restored Santa Bibiana, rebuilt San Giorgio in Velabro San Pietro in Vaticano
684685 Benedict II Restored San Pietro in Vaticano and San Lorenzo in Lucina. Had San Valentino and Santa Maria ad Martyres decorated. San Pietro in Vaticano
685686 John V San Pietro in Vaticano
686687 Conon San Pietro in Vaticano
687701 Sergius I Restored San Giovanni in Laterano, San Paolo fuori le Mura, San Pietro in Vaticano and Santa Susanna
701705 John VI San Pietro in Vaticano
705707 John VII Restored Sant'Anastasia and San Giovanni in Laterano, ordered frescoes in Santa Maria Antiqua
708 Sisinnius San Pietro in Vaticano
708715 Constantine San Pietro in Vaticano
715731 St Gregory II Restored Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, probably founded Sant'Agata in Trastevere San Pietro in Vaticano
731741 Gregory III Restored Santa Maria in Aquiro San Pietro in Vaticano
741752 Zacharias Ordered frescoes in Santa Maria Antiqua San Pietro in Vaticano

752–1003Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
752757 Stephen II (III) Founded San Silvestro in Capite San Pietro in Vaticano
757767 St Paul I Completed San Silvestro in Capite San Paolo fuori le Mura, transferred to San Pietro in Vaticano
768772 Stephen III (IV) Titular of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere San Pietro in Vaticano
772795 Hadrian I Titular of Santa Maria in Via Lata; built Santa Maria in Traspontina; restored Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, San Giovanni in Laterano and san Marcello al Corso; rebuilt San Marco, Santa Maria in Cosmedin, San Pietro in Vincoli and Santa Prassede. San Pietro in Vaticano
795816 St Leo III Titular of Santa Susanna; restored Sant'Anastasia and up to 160 other churches; built santo Stefano degli Abissini San Pietro in Vaticano
816817 Stephen IV (V) San Pietro in Vaticano
817824 St Pascal I Titular of Santa Prassede; rebuilt Santa Cecilia in Trastevere and Santa Maria in Domnica Santa Prassede
824827 Eugene II Titular of Santa Sabina San Pietro in Vaticano
827 Valentine Probably in San Pietro in Vaticano
827844 Gregory IV Titular of San Marco; restored San Marco and Sant'Anastasia
844847 Sergius II Titular of Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti; enlarged San Giovanni in Laterano San Pietro in Vaticano
847855 St Leo IV Titular of Santi Quattro Coronati; had San Paolo fuori le Mura and San Pietro in Vaticano redecorated; rebuilt Santi Quattro Coronati San Pietro in Vaticano
855858 Benedict II Titular of Santa Maria in Trastevere, restored baptistery of Santa Maria Maggiore, continued restoration of San Paolo fuori le Mura and San Pietro in Vaticano San Pietro in Vaticano
858867 St Nicholas I San Pietro in Vaticano
867872 Hadrian II Titular of San Marco San Pietro in Vaticano
872882 John VIII Built walls around San Paolo fuori le Mura San Pietro in Vaticano
882884 Marinus I San Pietro in Vaticano
884885 St Hadrian III Outside Modena
885891 Stephen V (IV) Titular of Santi Quattro Coronati, restored Santi Apostoli San Pietro in Vaticano
891896 Formosus Built/rebuilt San Lorenzo in Panisperna San Pietro in Vaticano, exhumed and thrown in the Tiber
896 Boniface VI
896897 Stephen VI (VII) San Pietro in Vaticano
897 Romanus San Pietro in Vaticano
897 Theodore II San Pietro in Vaticano
898900 John IX San Pietro in Vaticano
900903 Benedict IV San Pietro in Vaticano
903 Leo V Cremated, ashed spread in the Tiber
904911 Sergius III Rebuilt San Giovanni in Laterano San Giovanni in Laterano
911913 Anastasius III San Pietro in Vaticano
913914 Lando San Pietro in Vaticano
914928 John X San Giovanni in Laterano
928 Leo VI San Pietro in Vaticano
928931 Stephen VII (VIII) San Pietro in Vaticano
931935 John XI San Giovanni in Laterano
936939 Leo VII San Pietro in Vaticano
939942 Stephen VIII (IX) Possibly titular of Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti San Pietro in Vaticano
942946 Marinus II San Pietro in Vaticano
946955 Agapitus I San Giovanni in Laterano
955964 John XII San Giovanni in Laterano
963965 Leo VIII San Pietro in Vaticano
964966 Benedict V Unknown location in Roma
965972 John XIII San Paolo fuori le Mura
973974 Benedict VI San Pietro in Vaticano
974983 Benedict VII Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
983984 John XIV San Pietro in Vaticano
985996 John XV San Pietro in Vaticano
996999 Gregory V San Pietro in Vaticano
9991003 Sylvester II San Giovanni in Laterano

1003–1254Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
1003 John XVII San Giovanni in Laterano
10041009 John XVIII Titular of San Pietro in Vincoli San Paolo fuori le Mura
10091012 Sergius IV San Giovanni in Laterano
10121024 Benedict VIII San Pietro in Vaticano
10241032 John XIX San Pietro in Vaticano
10321044 Benedict IX Deposed, see below
1045 Sylvester III Probably in Sabina
1045 Benedict IX Deposed, see below
10451046 Gregory VI Unknown location
10461047 Clement II Bamberg, Germany
10471048 Benedict IX Grottaferrata
1048 Damasus II San Lorenzo fuori le Mura
10491054 St Leo IX San Pietro in Vaticano
10551057 Victor II Santa Maria Rotonda in Ravenna
10571058 Stephen IX (X) Santa Reparata in Florence
10591061 Nicholas II Santa Reparata, Florence
10611073 Alexander II San Giovanni in Laterano
10731085 St Gregory VII Titular of Santa Maria in Domnica Duomo San Matteo in Salerno
10861087 Bl. Victor II Titular of Santi Sergio e Bacco Monte Cassino
10881099 Bl. Urban II San Pietro in Vaticano
10991118 Pascal II Titular of San Clemente, built a chapel that later became Santa Maria del Popolo, restored Santa Maria in Montecelli San Giovanni in Laterano
11181119 Gelasius II Cluny
11191124 Callixtus II Restored Sant'Agnese in Agone, altered San Pietro in Vaticano San Giovanni in Laterano
11241130 Honorius II Titular of Santa Prassede San Gregorio al Celio, transferred to San Giovanni in Laterano
11031143 Innocent II Rebuilt Santa Maria in Trastevere, probably built Santo Vincenzo e Anastasio alle Tre Fontane San Giovanni in Laterano, transferred to Santa Maria in Trastevere
11431144 Celestine II Titular of Santa Maria in Via Lata San Giovanni in Laterano
11441145 Lucius II Titular of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme San Giovanni in Laterano
11451153 Bl. Eugene II San Pietro in Vaticano
11531154 Anastasius IV Restored Santa Maria ad Martyres San Giovanni in Laterano
11541159 Hadrian IV San Pietro in Vaticano
11591181 Alexander III Titular of San Marco San Giovanni in Laterano
11811185 Lucius III Titular of Santa Prassede Verona
11851187 Urban III Ferrara
1187 Gregory VIII Titular of San Lorenzo in Lucina Pisa
11871191 Clement III Canon of Santa Maria Maggiore San Giovanni in Laterano
11911198 Celestine III San Giovanni in Laterano
11981216 Innocent III Titular of San Giorgio in Velabro, rebuilt San Sisto Vecchia Perugia, transferred to San Giovanni in Laterano
12161227 Honorius III Titular of Santi GIovanni e Paolo, restored San't Alessio all'Aventino and Santa Bibiana, expanded San Lorenzo fuori le Mura Santa Maria Maggiore
12271241 Gregory IX Consecrated Santa Maria del Popolo, had Sant'Eusebio redecorated San Pietro in Vaticano
1241 Celestine IV San Pietro in Vaticano
12431254 Innocent IV Naples

1254–1503Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
12541261 Alexander IV Consecrated Santa Constanza Viterbo
12611264 Urban IV Perugia
12651268 Clement IV Viterbo
1271 and 12721276 Bl. Gregory X Arezzo
1276 Innocent V San Giovanni in Laterano
1276 Hadrian V Viterbo
12761277 John XXI Viterbo
12771280 Nicholas III Rebuilt Santa Maria sopra Minerva, restored San Pietro in Vaticano San Pietro in Vaticano
12811285 Martin IV Perugia
12851287 Honorius IV Santa Maria in Aracoeli
12881292 Nicholas IV Founded Santa Margherita di Antiochia, co-donor of apse mosaic in Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore
12941296 St Celestine V Ferentino, translated to L'Aquila
1294 and 12951303 Boniface VIII Rebuilt San Lorenzo in Panisperna San Pietro in Vaticano
13031304 Bl. Benedict Perugia
13051314 Clement V Started rebuilding of San Giovanni in Laterano Uzeste
13161334 John XXII Installed mosaic on façade of San Paolo fuori le Mura Avignon
1334 and 13351342 Benedict XII Restored San Giovanni in Laterano and San Pietro in Vaticano Avignon
13421352 Clement VI La Chaise-Dieu
13521362 Innocent VI Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
13621370 Bl. Urban V Rebuilt San Giovanni in Laterano Avignon, transferred to Marseille
1370 and 13711378 Gregory XI Built bell-tower at Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Francesca Romana
13781389 Urban VI San Pietro in Vaticano
13891404 Boniface IX San Pietro in Vaticano
14041406 Innocent VII San Pietro in Vaticano
14061415 Gregory XII Recanati
14171431 Martin V Restored the patriarchal basilicas and Santi Apostoli San Giovanni in Laterano
14311447 Eugene IV Rebuilt parts of San Giovanni in Laterano, commissioned the main doors of San Pietro in Vaticano San Pietro in Vaticano, moved to San Salvatore in Lauro
14471455 Nicholas V Started planning the new San Pietro in Vaticano, rebuilt San Teodoro San Pietro in Vaticano
14551458 Callixtus III Restored Santa Prisca San Pietro in Vaticano, moved to Santa Maria de Monserrato degli Spagnoli
14581464 Pius II Sant'Andrea delle Valle
14641471 Paul II Rebuilt San Marco San Pietro in Vaticano
14711484 Sixtus IV Built Santa Maria della Pace, Santi Vito e Modesto and the Capella Sistina, started rebuilding San Pietro in Vincoli, rebuilt Santa Maria del Popolo, Santo Spirito in Sassia and Santa Susanna. San Pietro in Vaticano
14841492 Innocent VIII San Pietro in Vaticano
14921503 Alexander VI Ordered new ceiling in Santa Maria Maggiore, rebuilt San Rocco San Pietro in Vaticano, moved to Santa Maria de Monserrato degli Spagnoli

1503–1758Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
1503 Pius III San Pietro in Vaticano, moved to Sant'Andrea delle Valle
15031513 Julius II Titular of San Pietro in Vincoli and completed the rebuilding of that church, started building of the new San Pietro in Vaticano, rebuilt Santa Maria della Quercia, ordered the ceiling frescoes in the Cappella Sistina San Pietro in Vaticano
15131521 Leo X Titular of Santa Maria in Domnica Santa Maria sopra Minerva
15221523 Hadrian VI Santa Maria dell'Anima
15231534 Clement VII Santa Maria sopra Minerva
15341549 Paul III Appointed Michelangelo as architect of San Pietro in Vaticano, ordered Judgment Day fresco in Cappella Sistina, started rebuilding after the Sacco de Roma San Pietro in Vaticano
15501555 Julius III Titular of San Vitale, built Sant'Andrea del Vignola San Pietro in Vaticano
1555 Macellus II San Pietro in Vaticano
15551559 Paul IV Santa Maria sopra Minerva
1559 and 15601565 Pius IV Built Santa Maria degli Angeli Santa Maria degli Angeli
15661572 St Pius V Santa Maria Maggiore
15721585 Gregory XII Built the Oratorio di San Filippo Neri, Sant'Atanasio and Santa Maria dei Monti, commissioned frescoes for Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio, restored San Lorenzo in Panisperna San Pietro in Vaticano
15851590 Sixtus V Santa Maria Maggiore; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
1590 Urban VII Santa Maria sopra Minerva; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
15901591 Gregory XIV San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
1591 Innocent IX San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
15921605 Clement VIII Founded San Bernardino da Siena ai Monti, built San Cesareo in Palatio Santa Maria Maggiore; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
1605 Leo XI San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16051621 Paul V Santa Maria Maggiore; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16211623 Gregory XV Built Sant'Ignazio in Campo Marzio. Sant'Ignazio in Campo Marzio; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16231644 Urban VIII Rebuilt Santa Bibiana and San Sebastiano al Palatino, restored Santa Maria ad Martyres and Sant'Anastasia, ordered Bernini's baldachino in San Pietro in Vaticano San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16441655 Innocent X Rebuilt Sant'Agnese in Agone, restored San Giovanni in Laterano Sant'Agnese in Agone; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16551667 Alexander VII Restored Santa Maria della Pace and Santa Maria ad Martyres, rebuilt Santa Maria in Campitelli, had Santa Maria del Popolo redecorated San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16671669 Clement IX Santa Maria Maggiore; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16701676 Clement X Santa Maria sopra Minerva; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16761689 Bl. Innocent XI San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16891691 Alexander VIII San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
16911700 Innocent XII Titular of San Pancrazio, founded Sant'Andrea Apostolo San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
17001721 Clement XI Restored Santi Apostoli, Santa Brigida and Santa Maria ad Martyres, rebuilt San Teodoro San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
17211724 Innocent XIII San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
17241730 Benedict XIII Rebuilt Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Santa Maria della Pietà and Santa Maria della Quercia, restructured the complex of San Sisto Vecchio Santa Maria sopra Minerva; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
17301740 Clement XII San Giovanni in Laterano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
17401758 Benedict XIV San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.

1758–2005Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
17581769 Clement XIII His heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
17691774 Clement XIV Santi Apostoli; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
17751799 Pius VI
18001823 Pius VII Restores Santa Maria ad Martyres San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
18231829 Leo XII San Pietro in Vaticano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
18291830 Pius VIII His heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
18311846 Gregory XVI Reconsecrated San Paolo fuori le Mura His heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
18461878 Bl. Pius IX Restored Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura and Santa Maria ad Martyres San Lorenzo fuori le Mura; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
18781903 Leo XIII San Giovanni in Laterano; his heart and viscera are in Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
19031914 St Pius X San Pietro in Vaticano
19141922 Benedict XV Founded Santi Angeli Custodi
19221939 Pius XI Founded San Roberto Bellarmino
19391958 Pius XII Founded Sant'Eugenio San Pietro in Vaticano
19581963 Bl. John XXIII Founded San Valentino al Villagio Olimpico San Pietro in Vaticano
19631978 Paul VI San Pietro in Vaticano
1978 John Paul I San Pietro in Vaticano
19782005 John Paul II San Pietro in Vaticano

From 2005Edit

Dates Name Connection to churches Place of burial
2005Benedict XVI

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