Thursday, March 07, 2013

Who Was Pope?

The media relations director for the USCCB, Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, reported recently:
"I did an interview with CNN on women in the church and pointed out there are many forms of leadership: moral, elected, etc. Everybody knows about Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Avila, for example, but few know who was pope when they were alive."

As my sister-in-law stated, "BINGO!"  Great point!  

So, who WAS pope when they were alive?  I'll post pictures here of perhaps the most notable during their lives then the names for all of them in the comments section:
During the life of St. Catherine of Siena:

During the life of St. Teresa of Avila:

Do these help?


1 comment:

  1. St. Catherine of Siena, there were SIX popes during her lifetime:
    (March 25, 1347 in Siena – April 29, 1380 in Rome)
    Benedict XII (1334-42)
    Clement VI (1342-52)
    Innocent VI (1352-62)
    Blessed Urban V (1362-70)
    Gregory XI (1370-78) [pictured]
    Urban VI (1378-89)

    St. Teresa of Avila, there were TEN popes during her lifetime:
    (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582)
    Leo X (1513-21)
    Adrian VI (1522-23)
    Clement VII (1523-34)
    Paul III (1534-49)
    Julius III (1550-55)
    Marcellus II (1555)
    Paul IV (1555-59)
    Pius IV (1559-65)
    St. Pius V (1566-72) [pictured]
    Gregory XIII (1572-85)


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