I have been trying discover the "true number" of popes. I have basically found two contemporary lists.
Version A lists Peter as (1) and Benedict XVI as (265)I started to research the matter, but I figured someone out there has the quick answer as to which is correct. Is Pope Benedict XVI #265th or #266?
Versian B lists Peter as (1) and Benedict XVI as (266)
Just a word of warning: Version A and Version B each appealing to the official Annuario Pontificio. However, both cannot be correct. I assume one is outdated. Anyone have access to the most recent Annuario Pontificio?