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5. According to the Vatican, what pope had the longest reign, heading the church for some 35 years?

During the papal coronation, newly elected popes are traditionally told "Annos Petri non videbis," that is, you will not live to see your reign longer than that of Peter, who, according to tradition, headed the church from 33 AD to 67 AD.

During the papal coronation, newly elected popes are traditionally told "Annos Petri non videbis," that is, you will not live to see your reign longer than that of Peter, who, according to tradition, headed the church from 33 AD to 67 AD.

During the papal coronation, newly elected popes are traditionally told "Annos Petri non videbis," that is, you will not live to see your reign longer than that of Peter, who, according to tradition, headed the church from 33 AD to 67 AD.

During the papal coronation, newly elected popes are traditionally told "Annos Petri non videbis," that is, you will not live to see your reign longer than that of Peter, who, according to tradition, headed the church from 33 AD to 67 AD.

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John Paul II

 

St. Peter

 

Pius IX

 

Leo XIII

 
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