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Saint Peter

Circa 50 AD, Saint Peter (died circa 64 AD). A former fisherman from Capernaum, one of the Twelve Apostles of Christianity, preached Christ's mission in Jerusalem after the Crucifixion circa 33 - 44 AD, presumed to have died in Rome during Nero's suppressions. (Photo by Archive Photos/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.