Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict

Benedict is the regnal name of the current Roman pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI (2005–present) and has been the name of fourteen other popes (and three antipopes):
*Pope Benedict I (575–579)
*Pope Benedict II (684–685)
*Pope Benedict III (855–858)
*Pope Benedict IV (900–903)
*Pope Benedict V (964)
*Pope Benedict VI (972–974)
*Pope Benedict VII (974–983)
*Pope Benedict VIII (1012–1024)
*Pope Benedict IX (1032–1044, 1045–1046 & 1047–1048)
*Pope Benedict XI (1303–1304)
*Pope Benedict XII (1334–1342)
*Avignon Pope Benedict XIII (1394) - See below
*Pope Benedict XIII (1724–1730)
*Pope Benedict XIV (1740–1758)
*Pope Benedict XV (1914–1922)
*Pope Benedict XVI (2005–present)

Two or three antipopes also called Benedict:
*Antipope Benedict X (considered by some to be pope, but officially an antipope)
*Antipope Benedict XIII
*Antipope Benedict XIV


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