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Celestine V

Circa 1294, Pietro di Morrone, became Pope Celestine V, (1215 - 1296), who held office as pope for 5 months in 1294, then resigned. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Popes throughout history

A selection of the 265 popes who have served as head of the Catholic Church, from the recently retired Benedict XVI all the way back to St. Peter.