POPES

The Pope Who Was A Businessman

St. Peter was born in Bethsaida, on the northern tip of the Sea of Galilee, an area now in Syria. At the time, it was run by Herod Philip, son of Herod the Great. On the far side of the Jordan River was Galilee, run by Herod Antipas. Peter was born Simon, his father...

Popes Who Have Appeared In The Bible

Of the two hundred and sixty-six popes in the Catholic history, three have been mentioned in the Bible: Peter, Linus and Clement. Peter, we all know, was there at the beginning. He was one of the inner three, along with James and John. He appears in all four Gospels...

Pope Alexander

Alexander is reckoned the fifth pope after St. Peter. As with many persons from the early period of the Church, little is known about Alexander. The most likely scenario is that he was a Roman, some say named after his father. Legend has it that he was born at Caput...

Was Sixtus A Pope

Although Sixtus is claimed to be a pope by the writings of St. Ireneus  and Eusebius, there is not good historical accuracy for that claim. Although it is known  that there were bishops in Asia Minor, such as James, in Jerusalem, and Polycarp, in Smyrna,...

Popes Who Were Married

We are all familiar with the fact that St Peter was married before he was called by Jesus to become an apostle. The Gospel speaks about Peter’s mother-in-law being quite sick and Jesus coming to the house where he cured her. And then she served the men. Whether Peter...

Pope Evaristus

Like the man/God he followed, Evaristus was a Jew, born in Bethlehem. His father, Juda, was of Greek origin, but lived in Bethlehem, only a few miles from the temple in Jerusalem, the goal of all good Jews. Evidently, Juda moved his family from the town, probably just...