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If I'm not mistaken, the claim of the Catholic Church is that Papal Succession is unbroken all the way back to Peter.

Is there a list of popes and the history from Peter to the present day? If so, where can I find it?

And just so that your answer isn't a link-only answer, frowned upon on SE sites, maybe include the list if you can copy/paste it as well as citing the source

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Here's the List of Popes from newadvent.org, which I assume is the same list found in many US Catholic-approved Bibles, with the exception of the Papal "oppositions" listed here:

1.  St. Peter (32-67)
2.  St. Linus (67-76)
3.  St. Anacletus (Cletus) (76-88)
4.  St. Clement I (88-97)
5.  St. Evaristus (97-105)
6.  St. Alexander I (105-115)
7.  St. Sixtus I (115-125) Also called Xystus I
8.  St. Telesphorus (125-136)
9.  St. Hyginus (136-140)
10. St. Pius I (140-155)
11. St. Anicetus (155-166)
12. St. Soter (166-175)
13. St. Eleutherius (175-189)
14. St. Victor I (189-199)
15. St. Zephyrinus (199-217)
16. St. Callistus I (217-22) Callistus and the following three popes were opposed by St. Hippolytus, antipope (217-236)
17. St. Urban I (222-30)
18. St. Pontain (230-35)
19. St. Anterus (235-36)
20. St. Fabian (236-50)
21. St. Cornelius (251-53) Opposed by Novatian, antipope (251)
22. St. Lucius I (253-54)
23. St. Stephen I (254-257)
24. St. Sixtus II (257-258)
25. St. Dionysius (260-268)
26. St. Felix I (269-274)
27. St. Eutychian (275-283)
28. St. Caius (283-296) Also called Gaius
29. St. Marcellinus (296-304)
30. St. Marcellus I (308-309)
31. St. Eusebius (309 or 310)
32. St. Miltiades (311-14)
33. St. Sylvester I (314-35)
34. St. Marcus (336)
35. St. Julius I (337-52)
36. Liberius (352-66) Opposed by Felix II, antipope (355-365)
37. St. Damasus I (366-83) Opposed by Ursicinus, antipope (366-367)
38. St. Siricius (384-99)
39. St. Anastasius I (399-401)
40. St. Innocent I (401-17)
41. St. Zosimus (417-18)
42. St. Boniface I (418-22) Opposed by Eulalius, antipope (418-419)
43. St. Celestine I (422-32)
44. St. Sixtus III (432-40)
45. St. Leo I (the Great) (440-61)
46. St. Hilarius (461-68)
47. St. Simplicius (468-83)
48. St. Felix III (II) (483-92)
49. St. Gelasius I (492-96)
50. Anastasius II (496-98)
51. St. Symmachus (498-514) Opposed by Laurentius, antipope (498-501)
52. St. Hormisdas (514-23)
53. St. John I (523-26)
54. St. Felix IV (III) (526-30)
55. Boniface II (530-32) Opposed by Dioscorus, antipope (530)
56. John II (533-35)
57. St. Agapetus I (535-36) Also called Agapitus I
58. St. Silverius (536-37)
59. Vigilius (537-55)
60. Pelagius I (556-61)
61. John III (561-74)
62. Benedict I (575-79)
63. Pelagius II (579-90)
64. St. Gregory I (the Great) (590-604)
65. Sabinian (604-606)
66. Boniface III (607)
67. St. Boniface IV (608-15)
68. St. Deusdedit (Adeodatus I) (615-18)
69. Boniface V (619-25)
70. Honorius I (625-38)
71. Severinus (640)
72. John IV (640-42)
73. Theodore I (642-49)
74. St. Martin I (649-55)
75. St. Eugene I (655-57)
76. St. Vitalian (657-72)
77. Adeodatus (II) (672-76)
78. Donus (676-78)
79. St. Agatho (678-81)
80. St. Leo II (682-83)
81. St. Benedict II (684-85)
82. John V (685-86)
83. Conon (686-87)
84. St. Sergius I (687-701) Opposed by Theodore and Paschal, antipopes (687)
85. John VI (701-05)
86. John VII (705-07)
87. Sisinnius (708)
88. Constantine (708-15)
89. St. Gregory II (715-31)
90. St. Gregory III (731-41)
91. St. Zachary (741-52)
92. Stephen II (752) Because he died before being consecrated, many authoritative lists omit him
93. Stephen III (752-57)
94. St. Paul I (757-67)
95. Stephen IV (767-72) Opposed by Constantine II (767) and Philip (768), antipopes (767)
96. Adrian I (772-95)
97. St. Leo III (795-816)
98. Stephen V (816-17)
99. St. Paschal I (817-24)
100.    Eugene II (824-27)
101.    Valentine (827)
102.    Gregory IV (827-44)
103.    Sergius II (844-47) Opposed by John, antipope (855)
104.    St. Leo IV (847-55)
105.    Benedict III (855-58) Opposed by Anastasius, antipope (855)
106.    St. Nicholas I (the Great) (858-67)
107.    Adrian II (867-72)
108.    John VIII (872-82)
109.    Marinus I (882-84)
110.    St. Adrian III (884-85)
111.    Stephen VI (885-91)
112.    Formosus (891-96)
113.    Boniface VI (896)
114.    Stephen VII (896-97)
115.    Romanus (897)
116.    Theodore II (897)
117.    John IX (898-900)
118.    Benedict IV (900-03)
119.    Leo V (903) Opposed by Christopher, antipope (903-904)
120.    Sergius III (904-11)
121.    Anastasius III (911-13)
122.    Lando (913-14)
123.    John X (914-28)
124.    Leo VI (928)
125.    Stephen VIII (929-31)
126.    John XI (931-35)
127.    Leo VII (936-39)
128.    Stephen IX (939-42)
129.    Marinus II (942-46)
130.    Agapetus II (946-55)
131.    John XII (955-63)
132.    Leo VIII (963-64)
133.    Benedict V (964)
134.    John XIII (965-72)
135.    Benedict VI (973-74)
136.    Benedict VII (974-83) Benedict and John XIV were opposed by Boniface VII, antipope (974; 984-985)
137.    John XIV (983-84)
138.    John XV (985-96)
139.    Gregory V (996-99) Opposed by John XVI, antipope (997-998)
140.    Sylvester II (999-1003)
141.    John XVII (1003)
142.    John XVIII (1003-09)
143.    Sergius IV (1009-12)
144.    Benedict VIII (1012-24) Opposed by Gregory, antipope (1012)
145.    John XIX (1024-32)
146.    Benedict IX (1032-45) He appears on this list three separate times, because he was twice deposed and restored
147.    Sylvester III (1045) Considered by some to be an antipope
148.    Benedict IX (1045)
149.    Gregory VI (1045-46)
150.    Clement II (1046-47)
151.    Benedict IX (1047-48)
152.    Damasus II (1048)
153.    St. Leo IX (1049-54)
154.    Victor II (1055-57)
155.    Stephen X (1057-58)
156.    Nicholas II (1058-61) Opposed by Benedict X, antipope (1058)
157.    Alexander II (1061-73) Opposed by Honorius II, antipope (1061-1072)
158.    St. Gregory VII (1073-85) Gregory and the following three popes were opposed by Guibert ("Clement III"), antipope (1080-1100)
159.    Blessed Victor III (1086-87)
160.    Blessed Urban II (1088-99)
161.    Paschal II (1099-1118) Opposed by Theodoric (1100), Aleric (1102) and Maginulf ("Sylvester IV", 1105-1111), antipopes (1100)
162.    Gelasius II (1118-19) Opposed by Burdin ("Gregory VIII"), antipope (1118)
163.    Callistus II (1119-24)
164.    Honorius II (1124-30) Opposed by Celestine II, antipope (1124)
165.    Innocent II (1130-43) Opposed by Anacletus II (1130-1138) and Gregory Conti ("Victor IV") (1138), antipopes (1138)
166.    Celestine II (1143-44)
167.    Lucius II (1144-45)
168.    Blessed Eugene III (1145-53)
169.    Anastasius IV (1153-54)
170.    Adrian IV (1154-59)
171.    Alexander III (1159-81) Opposed by Octavius ("Victor IV") (1159-1164), Pascal III (1165-1168), Callistus III (1168-1177) and Innocent III (1178-1180), antipopes
172.    Lucius III (1181-85)
173.    Urban III (1185-87)
174.    Gregory VIII (1187)
175.    Clement III (1187-91)
176.    Celestine III (1191-98)
177.    Innocent III (1198-1216)
178.    Honorius III (1216-27)
179.    Gregory IX (1227-41)
180.    Celestine IV (1241)
181.    Innocent IV (1243-54)
182.    Alexander IV (1254-61)
183.    Urban IV (1261-64)
184.    Clement IV (1265-68)
185.    Blessed Gregory X (1271-76)
186.    Blessed Innocent V (1276)
187.    Adrian V (1276)
188.    John XXI (1276-77)
189.    Nicholas III (1277-80)
190.    Martin IV (1281-85)
191.    Honorius IV (1285-87)
192.    Nicholas IV (1288-92)
193.    St. Celestine V (1294)
194.    Boniface VIII (1294-1303)
195.    Blessed Benedict XI (1303-04)
196.    Clement V (1305-14)
197.    John XXII (1316-34) Opposed by Nicholas V, antipope (1328-1330)
198.    Benedict XII (1334-42)
199.    Clement VI (1342-52)
200.    Innocent VI (1352-62)
201.    Blessed Urban V (1362-70)
202.    Gregory XI (1370-78)
203.    Urban VI (1378-89) Opposed by Robert of Geneva ("Clement VII"), antipope (1378-1394)
204.    Boniface IX (1389-1404) Opposed by Robert of Geneva ("Clement VII") (1378-1394), Pedro de Luna ("Benedict XIII") (1394-1417) and Baldassare Cossa ("John XXIII") (1400-1415), antipopes
205.    Innocent VII (1404-06) Opposed by Pedro de Luna ("Benedict XIII") (1394-1417) and Baldassare Cossa ("John XXIII") (1400-1415), antipopes
206.    Gregory XII (1406-15) Opposed by Pedro de Luna ("Benedict XIII") (1394-1417), Baldassare Cossa ("John XXIII") (1400-1415), and Pietro Philarghi ("Alexander V") (1409-1410), antipopes
207.    Martin V (1417-31)
208.    Eugene IV (1431-47) Opposed by Amadeus of Savoy ("Felix V"), antipope (1439-1449)
209.    Nicholas V (1447-55)
210.    Callistus III (1455-58)
211.    Pius II (1458-64)
212.    Paul II (1464-71)
213.    Sixtus IV (1471-84)
214.    Innocent VIII (1484-92)
215.    Alexander VI (1492-1503)
216.    Pius III (1503)
217.    Julius II (1503-13)
218.    Leo X (1513-21)
219.    Adrian VI (1522-23)
220.    Clement VII (1523-34)
221.    Paul III (1534-49)
222.    Julius III (1550-55)
223.    Marcellus II (1555)
224.    Paul IV (1555-59)
225.    Pius IV (1559-65)
226.    St. Pius V (1566-72)
227.    Gregory XIII (1572-85)
228.    Sixtus V (1585-90)
229.    Urban VII (1590)
230.    Gregory XIV (1590-91)
231.    Innocent IX (1591)
232.    Clement VIII (1592-1605)
233.    Leo XI (1605)
234.    Paul V (1605-21)
235.    Gregory XV (1621-23)
236.    Urban VIII (1623-44)
237.    Innocent X (1644-55)
238.    Alexander VII (1655-67)
239.    Clement IX (1667-69)
240.    Clement X (1670-76)
241.    Blessed Innocent XI (1676-89)
242.    Alexander VIII (1689-91)
243.    Innocent XII (1691-1700)
244.    Clement XI (1700-21)
245.    Innocent XIII (1721-24)
246.    Benedict XIII (1724-30)
247.    Clement XII (1730-40)
248.    Benedict XIV (1740-58)
249.    Clement XIII (1758-69)
250.    Clement XIV (1769-74)
251.    Pius VI (1775-99)
252.    Pius VII (1800-23)
253.    Leo XII (1823-29)
254.    Pius VIII (1829-30)
255.    Gregory XVI (1831-46)
256.    Blessed Pius IX (1846-78)
257.    Leo XIII (1878-1903)
258.    St. Pius X (1903-14)
259.    Benedict XV (1914-22) Biographies of Benedict XV and his successors will be added at a later date
260.    Pius XI (1922-39)
261.    Pius XII (1939-58)
262.    Blessed John XXIII (1958-63)
263.    Paul VI (1963-78)
264.    John Paul I (1978)
265.    John Paul II (1978-2005)
266.    Benedict XVI (2005—)
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This list is in Catholic Bibles? MAN do I have a lot to learn. Thanks, this answers the question. –  David Stratton Jan 26 '13 at 5:45
    
@david it's in the big leather bound bible my wife and I got for our wedding, but not in any of my other ones. –  Peter Turner Jan 28 '13 at 2:42
    
@PeterTurner Interesting ... makes me want to go check all my bibles. I'm pretty sure all the Catholic ones have the list in 'em though. –  svidgen Jan 28 '13 at 2:50
    
@PeterTurner Not sure why I can't edit my last comment -- but to clarify, I'm pretty sure all the Catholic ones I own have the list in them! –  svidgen Jan 28 '13 at 3:00

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