List of Popes: 20th Century

The Pope is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Created On: Mar 19, 2013 11:05 IST
Numerical order Pontificate Name
English · Regnal
Motto
Latin (English)
Personal name Place of birth Age at start/end of papacy
257 4 August 1903
– 20 August 1914
(700111000000000000011 years, 700116000000000000016 days)
St Pius X
Papa PIUS Decimus
Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto Riese, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire 68 / 79
258 3 September 1914
– 22 January 1922
(70007000000000000007 years, 7002141000000000000141 days)
Benedict XV
Papa BENEDICTUS Quintus Decimus
Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia 59 / 67
259 6 February 1922
– 10 February 1939
(700117000000000000017 years, 70004000000000000004 days)
Pius XI
Papa PIUS Undecimus
Achille Ambrogio Damiano Ratti Desio, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire 64 / 81
260 2 March 1939
– 9 October 1958
(700119000000000000019 years, 7002221000000000000221 days)
Ven. Pius XII
Papa PIUS Duodecimus
Opus Justitiae Pax
("The work of justice [shall be] peace")
Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli Rome 63 / 82
261 28 October 1958
– 3 June 1963
(70004000000000000004 years, 7002218000000000000218 days)
Bd. John XXIII
Papa IOANNES Vicesimus Tertius
Obedientia et Pax
("Obedience and peace")
Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Sotto il Monte, Bergamo 76 / 81
262 21 June 1963
– 6 August 1978
(700115000000000000015 years, 700146000000000000046 days)
Ven. Paul VI
Papa PAULUS Sextus
Cum Ipso in Monte
("With Him on the mount")
Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini Concesio, Brescia, Italy 65 / 80
263 26 August 1978
– 28 September 1978
(50000000000000000000 years, 700133000000000000033 days)
Servant of God John Paul I
Papa IOANNES PAULUS Primus
Humilitas
("Humility")
Albino Luciani Forno di Canale, Veneto, Italy 65 / 65
264 16 October 1978
– 2 April 2005
(700126000000000000026 years, 7002168000000000000168 days)
Bd. John Paul II
Papa IOANNES PAULUS Secundus
Totus Tuus
("Totally yours")
Karol Józef Wojtyła Wadowice, Poland 58 / 84