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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."
25 Popes quizzes and 255 Popes trivia questions and fun facts.
  What's in a (Papal) Name?   popular trivia quiz  
Collection Quiz
 15 Qns
When Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope in 2013, he was the first to choose a new name since the early 10th century - Francis. While there have been hundreds of Popes, can you identify the last fifteen original names from this list prior to Francis?
Easier, 15 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Sep 27 23
LeoDaVinci editor
Sep 27 23
196 plays
  Popes From the 20th Century On   popular trivia quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
The Catholic Church has a pope at its head who lives in the Vatican. When a new pope is required, the College of Cardinals elects a man of the Catholic faith to fulfill the role. He then chooses his papal name and begins to serve as pope.
Easier, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Oct 30 22
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Oct 30 22
379 plays
  Holy Smoke   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
When a new Pope is chosen, fuma bianca (white smoke) announces to the world that the decision has been made. Can you match these Popes to the brief facts about each of them?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 18 23
rossian editor
Feb 18 23
381 plays
  Interesting Facts on the Popes   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Creedy, Oct 23 12
Creedy gold member
925 plays
  Benedict, Farewell   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, gracious1, May 29 24
gracious1 gold member
May 29 24
542 plays
  Pick of the Popes - Part I   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Mistigris, Jul 29 08
1042 plays
  Francis, The People's Pope   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, trident, Jun 17 15
trident editor
335 plays
  Early Popes and Catholic History   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, PhillyRex, Jan 20 17
208 plays
  The Papacy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 15 23
May 15 23
632 plays
  The Life and times of Pope John Paul I   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, picqero, Aug 15 11
731 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What document was given to the pope that gave him temporal power over Rome?

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  Frankie Goes to the Vatican    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, lorance79, Mar 22 13
341 plays
  Popes, Past and Present   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know your Popes?
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Dec 10 08
doublemm gold member
797 plays
  Ten Residents of the Appartamento Pontificio    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, DeepHistory, Jul 13 14
DeepHistory gold member
930 plays
  Where Is the Pope From?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
While many Popes were Italian in origin, not all were. Match these ten Popes with their places of origin.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Apr 04 21
bernie73 gold member
Apr 04 21
203 plays
  Historic Popes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Popes have been important figures in the history of Western Europe. See what you remember from your History or Religion classes.
Easier, 10 Qns, chicagojanet, Dec 10 15
505 plays
  Benedict XVI - the 265th Pope    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, picqero, Jan 21 23
Jan 21 23
777 plays
  Foreign Popes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, beatka, Nov 13 07
beatka gold member
644 plays
  A Pot-pourri of Popes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The papacy has had a long and sometimes turbulent history. How much do you know about popes through history?
Average, 10 Qns, ErnestS, May 23 08
601 plays
  20th Century Popes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, bigox, Mar 14 21
Mar 14 21
1161 plays
  The Life of Alexander VI    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Alexander VI is one of the most infamous popes in history. See how much you know about this man!
Average, 10 Qns, kmarti14, Sep 09 13
205 plays
  Pope Gregory XII    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, daver852, May 20 13
daver852 gold member
231 plays
  Thymes that Try Men's Soles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, caramellor, Jan 20 16
189 plays
  Pope Leo I    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, junepearl, Feb 22 19
Feb 22 19
370 plays
  Past Pope Pizzazz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Deadwheat318, Aug 25 18
Aug 25 18
547 plays
  Do You Know Your Popes?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, lobsterboy79, Sep 10 11
1020 plays
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