There have been 265 popes so far

The first one was St Peter, one of Jesus' Twelve Apostles

Jesus said to St Peter:

thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 16:18



The current Pope is Benedict XVI


Hundreds of thousands of young people will be
going to see the Pope when he visits Madrid in 2011
in 243 days from today (15th December 2010)

here's how some of them will be making Rosaries to pray with and give as gifts

making Rosary beads with knots on a string:)
making Rosary beads with knots on a string:)