The most difficult popes riddlesChristianity quiz
Was an Englishman a pope?
no, there was no such pope
yes, it was Thomas Beckett
yes, it was John VI
yes, it was Adrian IV
Nicholas Breakspeare, better known as Adrian IV (b. Approx. 1100 in the Abbots Langley) was the pope in the period from December 4, 1154 to September 1, 1159, the only Englishman on the Chair of Peter. He was the son of a monk Robert of St. Albans. Nicholas began his schooling at St Albans, but soon moved to France, where he joined the Congregation of Canons Regular of St. Rufus.
What name did the pope's most often take?
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Pope to choose the name Francis, but here is a list of the top ten most popular pontiff names: John - 21 Benedict - 17 Gregory - 16
Who was Pope Francis by profession?
Pope Francis attended the technical secondary school Escuela Técnica Industrial N° 27 Hipólito Yrigoyen, and graduated with a chemical technician's diploma. He worked for a few years in that capacity in the foods section at Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory. Before joining the Jesuits, Bergoglio worked as a bar bouncer and as a janitor sweeping floors, and he also ran tests in a chemical laboratory.
Up to and including Francis, how many popes have there been altogether?
The chronological list of popes is published every year in the Annuario Pontificio by the Roman Curia. There are no consecutive numbers to the popes, stating that it is impossible to decide which side represented the legitimate succession among mid-11th-century popes.
Who introduced the Gregorian calendar?
Pope Gregory I, called the Great
St. Gregory the Illuminator
Pope Gregory XIII
Gregory XIII was pope during the period from 13 May 1572 until 10 April 1585. The Gregorian calendar, also called the Western Calendar, was introduced by him in 1582 with the Bull Inter Gravissimas. The Gregorian calendar basically a refinement of the Julian calendar. The Gregorian reform modified the Julian calendar's scheme of leap years, changing the mean length of the calendar year from 365.25 days to 365.2425 days.
What is the meaning of “Urbi et Orbi”, a standard opening of the pope’s blessings?
hear and know
by word and by heart
to everyone and to all
to the city and the world
“Urbi et Orbi” means literally “To the city (meaning Rome) and the circle (meaning the world outside)”.