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This article lists the popes who have been canonised or recognised as saints in the Roman Catholic Church they had led. A total of 83 out of 264 deceased popes have been recognised universally as canonised saints, including all of the first 35 popes (31 of whom were martyrs) and 52 of the first 54. If Pope Liberius is numbered amongst the saints as in Eastern Christianity, all of the first 49 popes become recognised as saints, of whom 31 are martyr-saints, and 53 of the first 54 pontiffs would be acknowledged as saints. In addition, 13 other popes are in the process of becoming canonised saints: as of December 2018, two are recognised as being Servants of God, two are recognised as being Venerable, and nine have been declared Blessed or Beati, making a total of 95 (97 if Pope Liberius and Pope Adeodatus II are recognised to be saints) of the 266 Roman pontiffs being recognised and venerated for their heroic virtues and inestimable contributions to the Church.

The most recently reigning Pope to have been canonised was Pope John Paul II, whose cause for canonisation was opened in May 2005. John Paul II was beatified on May 1, 2011, by Pope Benedict XVI and later canonised, along with Pope John XXIII, by Pope Francis on April 27, 2014.[1] Pope Francis also canonised Pope Paul VI on October 14, 2018.

Saints

# Name Papacy began Notes
1 Pope Adeodatus I 615 [2]
2 Pope Adrian III 884 [3]
3 Pope Agapetus I 535
4 Pope Agatho 678
5 Pope Alexander I 107
6 Pope Anacletus 79
7 Pope Anastasius I 399
8 Pope Anicetus 157
9 Pope Anterus 235
10 Pope Benedict II 684
11 Pope Boniface I 418
12 Pope Boniface IV 608
13 Pope Caius 283
14 Pope Callixtus I 218
15 Pope Celestine I 422
16 Pope Celestine V 1294
17 Pope Clement I 88
18 Pope Cornelius 251
19 Pope Damasus I 366
20 Pope Dionysius 259
21 Pope Eleuterus 174
22 Pope Eugene I 654
23 Pope Eusebius 310
24 Pope Eutychian 275
25 Pope Evaristus 99
26 Pope Fabian 236
27 Pope Felix I 269
28 Pope Felix III 483
29 Pope Felix IV 526
30 Pope Gelasius I 492
31 Pope Gregory I (the Great) 590
32 Pope Gregory II 715
33 Pope Gregory III 731
34 Pope Gregory VII 1073
35 Pope Hilarius 461
36 Pope Hormisdas 514
37 Pope Hyginus 136
38 Pope Innocent I 401
39 Pope John I 523
40 Pope John XXIII 1958
41 Pope John Paul II (the Great) 1978
42 Pope Julius I 337
43 Pope Leo I (the Great) 440
44 Pope Leo II 682
45 Pope Leo III 795
46 Pope Leo IV 847
47 Pope Leo IX 1049
48 Pope Linus 67
49 Pope Lucius I 253
50 Pope Marcellinus 296
51 Pope Marcellus I 308
52 Pope Mark 336
53 Pope Martin I 649
54 Pope Miltiades 311
55 Pope Nicholas I (the Great) 858
56 Pope Paschal I 817
57 Pope Paul I 757
58 Pope Paul VI 1963 Canonized on October 14, 2018.[4]
59 Pope Peter (Apostle) 30/33
60 Pope Pius I 140
61 Pope Pius V 1566
62 Pope Pius X 1903
63 Pope Pontian 230
64 Pope Sergius I 687
65 Pope Silverius 536
66 Pope Simplicius 468
67 Pope Siricius 384
68 Pope Sixtus I 115
69 Pope Sixtus II 257
70 Pope Sixtus III 432
71 Pope Soter 167
72 Pope Stephen I 254
73 Pope Sylvester I 314
74 Pope Symmachus 498
75 Pope Telesphorus 126
76 Pope Urban I 222
77 Pope Victor I 189
78 Pope Vitalian 657
79 Pope Zachary 741
80 Pope Zephyrinus 199
81 Pope Zosimus 417

Blesseds

# Name Papacy began Notes
1 Pope Benedict XI 1303
2 Pope Eugene III 1145
3 Pope Gregory X 1271
4 Pope Innocent V 1276
5 Pope Innocent XI 1676
6 Pope Pius IX 1846 [5]
7 Pope Urban II 1088
8 Pope Urban V 1362 [6]
9 Pope Victor III 1086 [7]

Venerables

# Name Papacy began Notes
1 Pope John Paul I 1978 Declared Venerable in 2017[8][9]
2 Pope Pius XII 1939

Servants of God

# Name Papacy began Notes
1 Pope Benedict XIII 1724 [10]
2 Pope Pius VII 1800

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References

  1. ^ Pentin, Edward. "It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized April 27", National Catholic Register, Oct 14, 2013
  2. ^ Kelly, Leo. "Pope St. Deusdedit." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 2 April 2016
  3. ^ Loughlin, James. "Pope St. Adrian III." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 2 April 2016
  4. ^ Declaration of the heroic virtue of the servant of God, Paul VI
  5. ^ Biography of Bl. Pope Pius IX
  6. ^ Webster, Douglas Raymund. "Pope Bl. Urban V." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 13 Feb. 2013
  7. ^ Webster, Douglas Raymund. "Pope Blessed Victor III." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 13 Feb. 2013
  8. ^ "Pope Francis officially declares John Paul I 'venerable' | CatholicHerald.co.uk". Archived from the original on November 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Opening of the cause of canonization of the Servant of God Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I: November 23, 2003
  10. ^ Miranda, Salvador. "Orsini, O.P., Vincenzo Maria", Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, August 18, 2015
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