History of the Papacy

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

Wednesday marked a historical moment in the Catholic church as Pope Francis I became the first non-European pope. Click here to learn about historical moments in the church's past.

The Holy See

This is the official website for the Vatican. From here, you can look through the modern history of the church. There are photo galleries from both the papal conclave this week and from Wednesday's announcement. You can also flip through an ebook of Pope Benedict XVI's time as pope.

Wikipedia: List of Popes

Here is a complete list of popes from the Church's history, including Pope Francis I. Click through the 266 names to learn more about each of these men.

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