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Since the time of Saint Peter, the Bishop of Rome has been considered the spiritual head of the Catholic Church. His official title is "Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the Vatican City State, Servant of the servants of God."   

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Early Popes and Catholic History

In early Catholic history the pope was often more than a religious leader. He was sometimes a political figure of power. Some popes were saints and some were not so saintly. Documents of very early Christian history are often vague or lacking detail.
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Interesting Facts on the Popes

Here are a few interesting facts and historical events which took place during the papacy of some of the popes who headed the early Christian church.
Average (10 qns)
567 plays
Pick of the Popes - Part I

Greetings, Pope-pickers! This isn't a Pop Quiz - it's a Pope Quiz, so let's ponder a panorama of past Pontiffs. Dates in parentheses after Papal names refer to years of Papacy, not birth and death.
Average (10 qns)
768 plays
Francis, The People's Pope

In 2013, "TIME" Magazine named Pope Francis the Person of the Year. Learn why this transformational figure is known as "The People's Pope".
Average (10 qns)
237 plays
Popes, Past and Present

How well do you know your Popes?
Average (10 qns)
666 plays
The Life and times of Pope John Paul I

John Paul I reigned as pope for only a short time, yet his papacy was not without controversy. His successor, John Paul II, in tribute to him assumed the same papal name.
Average (10 qns)
678 plays
The Papacy

Here are 10 questions about the Papacy. Some of them will be about Papal practices and some will be about specific Popes. Read carefully for clues.
Easy (10 qns)
504 plays
Frankie Goes to the Vatican

In 2013 the Catholic College of Cardinals surprised most of the world when they elected Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope to succeed Benedict XVI. This quiz covers a basic biographical sketch of the man who became Pope Francis.
Average (10 qns)
279 plays
Benedict, Farewell

On Monday, 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was retiring. The news shook the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Let's look into the facts about the historic abdication of the most powerful religious leader on Earth.
Easy (10 qns)
453 plays
Benedict XVI - the 265th Pope

Pope Benedict XVI was elected on 19th April 2005. He was only the second non-Italian to be elected Pope in almost 500 years. This quiz relates to his life up to his election as Pope.
Average (10 qns)
699 plays
Pope Gregory XII

Pope Benedict XVI created a sensation when he resigned the Papacy in 2013. This quiz is about his last predecessor to resign, Pope Gregory XII.
Average (10 qns)
195 plays
Foreign Popes

John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope for many centuries. His successor, Benedict XVI, is also of foreign origin. Find out more about their predecessors in Rome.
Tough (10 qns)
582 plays
A Pot-pourri of Popes

The papacy has had a long and sometimes turbulent history. How much do you know about popes through history?
Average (10 qns)
516 plays
Thymes that Try Men's Soles

FatherSteve's challenge led me to Pietro di Morrone, a Benedictine hermit, whose soul was sorely tried by his times. A two-year interregnum without a pope led to his unlikely election as Pope Celestine V in 1294 and his resignation five months later.
Average (10 qns)
150 plays
Historic Popes

Popes have been important figures in the history of Western Europe. See what you remember from your History or Religion classes.
Easy (10 qns)
423 plays
20th Century Popes

The 20th century was a time of reflection, discussion and change for the Roman Catholic Church. A quiz about the men who led the Church through this period.
Average (10 qns)
1041 plays
Ten Residents of the Appartamento Pontificio

This quiz has to do with ten important occupants of the Papal throne who are associated with significant moments of human history. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
414 plays
Do You Know Your Popes?

How well do you know your Popes? Here is a list of questions about the many Popes who have led the Catholic Church. Let's see how well you know them!
Difficult (10 qns)
966 plays
The Life of Alexander VI

Alexander VI is one of the most infamous popes in history. See how much you know about this man!
Average (10 qns)
171 plays
Pope Leo I

There have been many popes who have had the name Leo, but none really do justice to the first. See how much you know about the man who started the "Leo" tradition.
Average (10 qns)
321 plays
Past Pope Pizzazz

This quiz will cover past popes and the significance they had on the Catholic church of today. Some questions will also cover certain articles that have increased the powers of the Pope.
Tough (10 qns)
498 plays
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