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The list of 10 longest reigning Popes:
  1. St. Peter (30 to 64/67 AD): 34 or 37 years, of which, according to tradition, he spent 25 in Rome. (Peter was not however known as pope in his lifetime)
  2. Pius IX (1846-1878): 31 years and 7 months.
  3. Leo XIII (1878-1903): 25 years and 5 months (9281 days).
  4. John Paul II (1978-present): 24 years and 8 months or 9009 days on 16 June 2003, passing Pius VI on 30 April 2003 and Leo XIII on 15 March 2004.
  5. Pope Pius VI (1775-1799): 24 years and 6 months (8962 days).
  6. Adrian I (772-795): 23 years and 10 months.
  7. Pius VII (1800-1823): 23 years and 5 months.
  8. Alexander III (1159-1181): 21 years, 11 months, and 23 days.
  9. St. Silvester I (314-335): 21 years and 11 months.
  10. St. Leo I (440-461): 21 years and 1 month.

See also List of 10 shortest reigning Popes



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