List of canonised popes

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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 266) 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 October 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[edit]

(83) Pope Adeodatus II is recognised and venerated by some Roman Catholics.

(84) Pope Liberius is regarded as a Saint in most of Eastern Christianity.

Blesseds[edit]

  1. Pope Benedict XI
  2. Pope Eugene III
  3. Pope Gregory X
  4. Pope Innocent V
  5. Pope Innocent XI
  6. Pope Pius IX[5]
  7. Pope Urban II
  8. Pope Urban V[6]
  9. Pope Victor III[7]

Venerables[edit]

  1. Pope John Paul I[8]
  2. Pope Pius XII

Servants of God[edit]

  1. Pope Benedict XIII[9]
  2. Pope Pius VII

See also[edit]

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