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John Paul I

August 1978: Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani, 1912 - 1978) being carried in the Papal Chair. He died after only 34 days in office. (Photo by Keystone/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.