The Pope is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. So far there have been 265 of them (since the first century AD).

P.S.: we're not going to include all sites ever visited by a pope - just those that are strongly linked to one or all of them

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Avignon From 1309 to 1377, the pope resided not in Rome but in Avignon (Palais des Papes)
Cracow Karol Wojtyła was archbishop of Kraków (headquarters in Wawel Cathedral of Sts. Stanislaus and Vaclav) and became Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 455 years, in 1978.
Pienza Was named after and redesigned by Pope Pius II (Pope between 19 August 1458 - 15 August 1464)
Rome Rome with Holy See's exterritorial rights
Vatican City The Holy See has been the residence of popes since early Christian times


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Popes?

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source