How many popes are there now?
There are currently no less than 4 reigning popes:
- Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of the State of the Vatican City
- Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
- Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch of the Great City of Alexandria, Libya, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, All Egypt and All Africa, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Prelate of Prelates, the Thirteenth of the Apostles and Judge of the Ecumene
- Peter III, Pope of the Palmarian Catholic Church
[accurate for September 1st, 2016]
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