Which Pope ...?


Which Pope had the longest reigning papacy?

(I just heard this on IHR on iTunes).


Either St Peter with 30+ years, or Bl. Pius IX with 31, 7 months and 23 days

the exact length of St Peters time as head of the Church is not reliably known, so it’s generally taken to be Bl. Pius IX.


Yep. On IHR a priest said it was St. Peter and I was shocked!


That seems the most fitting. St. Peter, second longest reign? Doesn’t sound right.


It is commonly (and traditionally) accepted that Blessed Pope Pius IX regned longest as Pope. This does not conflict with my devotion to Saint Peter. The time as Pope does not make the Pope, if you understand.

Pius :knight1:


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