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