Popes

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DateCountryDetail
17/10/532
Italy Pope Boniface II is born
12/10/638
Italy Pope Honorius I dies
12/10/642
Italy Pope John IV dies
18/10/707
Italy Pope John VII dies
11/10/1303
Italy Pope Boniface VIII dies
15/10/1380
Italy Pope Urban VI dies
18/10/1417
Italy Pope Gregory XII dies
01/01/1431
Italy Pope Alexander VI born
18/10/1503
Italy Pope Pius III dies
16/10/1591
Italy Pope Gregory XIV dies
26/09/1897
Italy Pope Paul VI is born in Concesio, Italy.
16/04/1928
Germany Pope Benedict XVI is born as Joseph Ratzinger.
22/08/1968
Colombia Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota, Colombia for the start of the first papal visit to South America.
06/08/1978
Italy Pope Paul VI dies at Castel Gandolfo aged 80.
26/08/1978
Italy Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I.
28/09/1978
Italy Pope John Paul I dies from a heart attack, resulting in the shortest papacy, 33 days.
16/10/1978
Italy Cardinals at the vatican elect a Polish Pope, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla will become Pope John Paul II.
10/06/1979
Poland In the first visit by a pope to a communist country, Pope John Paul II says mass to over a million people.
01/10/1979
United States Pope John Paul II begins his first trip to the United States.
06/10/1979
United States Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontif to visit the White House; he is met by President Jimmy Carter.
13/05/1981
Italy Pope John Paul II is shot twice by an escaped Turkish criminal, Mehmet Ali Agca, in Rome. Following 5 hours surgery the Pope is expected to recover.
22/07/1981
Italy Mehmet Ali Agca is sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting Pope John Paul II.
03/02/1986
India Pope John Paul II meets Mother Teresa in Calcutta and visits her home for the sick and dying.
05/09/1997
India Mother Teresa dies at the age of 87 following a series of heart problems.
13/09/1997
India Funeral services for Mother Teresa are held in Calcutta, India.
26/02/2000
Israel Pope John Paul II visits Mount Sinai in Egypt, revered as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
06/05/2001
Syria During a visit to Syria, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit a mosque.
24/02/2005
Italy Pope John Paul II undergos an operation to insert a tube in his throat to relieve his breathing problems.
02/04/2005
Italy Pope John Paul II dies at the age of 84 following heart failure, ending one of the longest pontificates in history.
19/04/2005
Germany Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany becomes Pope Benedict XVI.
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