Is Pope Francis the first non Italian pope?
Story highlights. Pope Francis is a first in many ways. He’s the first Latin American pontiff; the first Jesuit; the first Francis — and the first non-European in 1,272 years. The last time someone from outside Europe led the Roman Catholic Church was the year 741.
Who was the 1st pope?
Peter, traditionally considered the first pope. Among these, 82 have been proclaimed saints, as have some antipopes (rival claimants to the papal throne who were appointed or elected in opposition to the legitimate pope).
Who was the first pope that was black?
|Pope Saint Victor I|
|Born||Early 2nd Century AD Africa Proconsulare, Roman Empire|
|Died||199 AD Rome, Roman Empire|