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Popes

The heads of the Catholic Church.

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Popes

St Soter

People; Popes

12th Pope of the Catholic Church. Pontificate 166 - 174/175. Traditionally martyred; feast day 22 April. Place of birth: Fondi, Latium, Italy.

St Eleuterus

People; Popes

13th Pope of the Catholic Church. Pontificate 174/175 - 189. Traditionally martyred; feast day 6 May. Place of birth: Nicopoli, Epyrus.

St Victor I

People; Popes

14th Pope of the Catholic Church. Pontificate 189 - 198/199. Place of birth: Northern Africa. His feast day is celebrated on 28 July.

St Urban I

People; Popes

17th Pope of the Catholic Church. Pontificate 222/223 - 230. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 25 May. Place of birth: Rome.

St Pontian

People; Popes

18th Pope of the Catholic Church. Pontificate 230 - 235. First pope with firm dates of office. Place of birth: Rome.

St Anterus

People; Popes

19th Pope of the Catholic Church. Pontificate 235 - 236. (44 days) Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 5 August. Place of birth: Greece.

St Fabian

People; Popes

20th Pope of the Catholic Church. Pontificate 236 - 250. Feast day 20 January. Also revered as a saint in Eastern Christianity, with a feast day of 5 August. Place of birth: Rome.

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