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Papal succession
Question from Sammie on 03-21-2013:

Please clarify: Is Pope Francis the 265th or the 266th pope? I'm confused about the number.

Answer by Catholic Answers on 03-22-2013:

Sammie--

Pope Francis is the 266th pope, which makes him the 265th successor to St. Peter, the first pope.

Michelle Arnold
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