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The Popes: 4. From 1503 to today


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The papacy has been in existence for nearly 2000 years, throughout which it has been almost constantly involved in European affairs. Some of these activities are acknowledged as being beneficial, some were destructive, but at one stage or other the papacy pervaded all aspects of European life.

1503 Pius III
1503 - 1513 Julius II
1513 - 1521 Leo X
1522 - 1523 Hadrian VI
1523 - 1534 Clement VII
1534 - 1549 Paul III
1550 - 1555 Julius III
1555 Marcellus II
1555 - 1559 Paul IV
1559 - 1565 Pius IV
1566 - 1572 Pius V, St.
1572 - 1585 Gregory XIII
1585 - 1590 Sixtus V
1590 Urban VII
1590 - 1591 Gregory XIV
1591 Innocent IX
1592 - 1605 Clement VIII
1605 Leo XI
1605 - 1621 Paul V
1621 - 1623 Gregory XV
1623 - 1644 Urban VIII
1644 - 1655 Innocent X
1655 - 1667 Alexander VII
1667 - 1669 Clement IX
1670 - 1676 Clement X
1676 - 1689 Innocent XI
1689 - 1691 Alexander VIII
1691 - 1700 Innocent XII
1700 - 1721 Clement XI
1721 - 1724 Innocent XIII
1724 - 1730 Benedict XIII
1730 - 1740 Clement XII
1740 - 1758 Benedict XIV
1758 - 1769 Clement XIII
1769 - 1774 Clement XIV
1775 - 1799 Pius VI
1800 - 1823 Pius VII
1823 - 1829 Leo XII
1829 - 1830 Pius VIII
1831 - 1846 Gregory XVI
1846 - 1878 Pius IX
1878 - 1903 Leo XIII
1903 - 1914 Pius X, St.
1914 - 1922 Benedict XV
1922 - 1939 Pius XI
1939 - 1958 Pius XII
1958 - 1963 John XXIII
1963 - 1978 Paul VI
1978 John Paul I
1978 - 2005 John Paul II
2005 - 2013 Benedict XVI
2013 - Francis I

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