Apostolic Succession in the Roman Catholic Church

The Episcopal Lineage of Pope John Paul II

La Genealogia Episcopal del Santo Padre Francisco
UGCC Episcopal Lineage
Pope Eugene IV
Pope Nicholas V
Pope Leo XI
The Ravizza Line
A Maronite Lineage
Pope Pius III Lineage
Pope Julius III
Pope Hadrian VI Lineage
Pope Gregory XIV Lineage
Pope Sixtus V Lineage
Pope Pius IV Lineage
Pope Urban VII Lineage
Pope Marcellus II & Pope Paul IV Lineage
Missing papal lineages
Pope Innocent XIII Lineage
Pope Clement XI Lineage
Pope Innocent XII Lineage
Pope Alexander VIII Lineage
Blessed Pope Innocent XI Lineage
Pope Clement X Lineage
Pope Clement IX Lineage
Pope Alexander VII Lineage
d'Estouteville Lineage
Roman-rite bishops belonging to Eastern lines
Pope Gregory XVI lineage
Pope Innocent X Lineage
Pope Gregory XV Lineage
Pope Pius VII Lineage
Pope Pius VI lineage
Pope Clement XIV Lineage
Pope Clement XII Lineage
Pope Leo XIII Episcopal Lineage
Blessed Pope Pius IX & Pope Pius VIII Lineage
von Bodman Lineage
de Bovet Lineage
Pope John Paul I Lineage
Popes Paul VI, Pius XII, Benedict XV, and St. Pius X
Blessed Pope John XXIII Lineage
Pope John Paul II Lineage
Pope Pius XI Lineage
Pope Benedict XVI Lineage

Episcopal lineages






KAROL WOJTYLA, the future Pope John Paul II, Titular Bishop of Ombi and Auxiliary Bishop of Kraków. Consecrated 28 September 1958 in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Kraków, by Eugeniusz Baziak, Archbishop of Lwów of the Latins and Apostolic Administrator of Kraków, assisted by Boleslaw Kominek, Titular Archbishop of Euchaita and Franciszek Jop, Titular Bishop of Daulia.

EUGENIUSZ BAZIAK, Titular Bishop of Phocea and Auxiliary Bishop of Lwów of the Latins. Consecrated 5 November 1933 in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Lwów, by Boleslaw Twardowski, Archbishop of Lwów of the Latins, assisted by Franciszek Lisowski, Bishop of Tarnow and Edward Komar, Titular Bishop of Alinda and Auxiliary of Tarnow.

BOLESLAW TWARDOWSKI, Titular Bishop of Telmissus and Auxiliary of Lwów of the Latins. Consecrated 12 January 1919 in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Lwów, by Blessed Józef Bilczewski, Archbishop of Lwów of the Latins, assisted by Leo Walega, Bishop of Tarnow and Karol Józef Fischer, Titular Bishop of Mallo and Auxiliary of Przemysl of the Latins.

Blessed JÓZEF BILCZEWSKI, Archbishop of Lwów of the Latins. Consecrated 20 January 1901 in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Lwów, by Jan Maurycy Pawel Puzyna de Kozielsko, Bishop of Kraków, assisted by Andrij Szeptyckyj, Archbishop of Lviv of the Ukrainians and Saint Józef Sebastian Pelczar, Bishop of Przemysl of the Latins.

JAN MAURYCY PAWEL PUZYNA de KOZIELSKO, Titular Bishop of Memphis and Auxiliary of Lwów of the Latins. Consecrated 25 March 1886 in the Church of San Giovanni Canzio, Rome, by Mieczyslaw Cardinal Ledochowski, assisted by Josyf Sembratovyc, Titular Archbishop of Teodosiopolis and Frantiszek Schönborn, Archbishop of Praha.

MIECZYSLAW LEDOCHOWSKI, Titular Archbishop of Thebes and Apostolic Nuncio to Belgium. Consecrated 3 November 1861 in the Church of Santissima Trinitą a Montecitorio, Rome, by Camillo Cardinal di Pietro, assisted by Salvatore Nobili Vitelleschi, Titular Archbishop of Seleucia and Alessandro Franchi, Titular Archbishop of Thessalonica.

CAMILLO di PIETRO, Titular Archbishop of Bairut. Consecrated 14 July 1839 in the Church of SS. Domenico e Sisto, Rome, by Chiarissimo Cardinal Falconieri Mellini, Archbishop of Ravenna, assisted by Ignazio Giovanni Cadolini, Titular Archbishop of Edessa and Fabio Maria Asquini, Titular Archbishop of Tarsus.

CHIARISSIMO FALCONIERI MELLINI, Archbishop of Ravenna. Consecrated 15 August 1826 in the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Rome, by His Holiness Pope Leo XII, assisted by Filippo Filonardi, Archbishop of Ferrara and Giuseppe Perugini, Titular Bishop of Porphyreon.

ANNIBALE SERMATTEI DELLA GENGA, the future Pope Leo XII, Titular Archbishop of Tyr. Consecrated 24 February 1794 in the Cathedral, Frascati, by Henry Cardinal Stuart, Duke of York, Bishop of Frascati, assisted by Antonio Felice Zondadari, Titular Archbishop of Adana and Ottavio Boni, Titular Archbishop of Nazianzus.

HENRY STUART, Duke of York, Cardinal, Titular Archbishop of Corinth. Consecrated 19 November 1758 in the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles, Rome, by His Holiness Pope Clement XIII, assisted by Giovanni Antonio Cardinal Guadagni, Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina and Francesco Cardinal Borghese, Bishop of Albano.

CARLO REZZONICO, Cardinal Bishop of Padova, the future Pope Clement XIII. Consecrated 19 March 1743 in the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles, Rome, by His Holiness Pope Benedict XIV, assisted by Giuseppe Cardinal Accoramboni, Bishop of Frascati and Antonio Saverio Cardinal Gentili.

PROSPERO LAMBERTINI, Titular Archbishop of Theodosia, the future Pope Benedict XIV. Consecrated 16 July 1724 in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace of the Quirinal, Rome, by His Holiness Pope Benedict XIII, assisted by Giovanni Francesco Nicolai, O.F.M.Ref., Titular Archbishop of Myra and Nicola Maria Lercari, Titular Archbishop of Nazianzus.

VINCENZO MARIA ORSINI, O.P., Cardinal Archbishop of Manfredonia, the future Pope Benedict XIII. Consecrated 3 February 1675 in the Church of SS. Domenico e Sisto, Rome, by Paluzzo (Paluzzo degli Albertoni) Cardinal Altieri, Prefect of the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, assisted by Stefano Brancaccio, Archbishop-Bishop of Viterbo e Tuscania and Costanzo Zani, O.S.B., Bishop of Imola.

PALUZZO (PALUZZI degli ALBERTONI) ALTIERI, Cardinal Bishop of Montefiascone e Corneto. Consecrated 2 May 1666 in the Church of San Silvestro in Capite, Rome, by Ulderico Cardinal Carpegna, assisted by Stefano Ugolini, Titular Archbishop of Corinth and Giovanni Tommaso Pinelli, Bishop of Albenga.

ULDERICO CARPEGNA, Bishop of Gubbio. Consecrated 7 October 1630 in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace of the Quirinal, Rome, by Luigi Cardinal Caetani, assisted by Antonio Ricciulli, Bishop emeritus of Belcastro and Vicegerent of Rome, and Benedetto Landi, Bishop of Fossombrone.

LUIGI CAETANI, Titular Patriarch of Antioch. Consecrated 12 June 1622 in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, by Lodovico Cardinal Ludovisi, Archbishop of Bologna, assisted by Galeazzo Sanvitale, Archbishop emeritus of Bari and Vulpiano Volpi, Archbishop emeritus of Chieti.

LODOVICO LUDOVISI, Cardinal Archbishop of Bologna. Consecrated 2 May 1621 in the private chapel of his consecrator, near Saint Peter`s Basilica, Rome, by Galeazzo Sanvitale, Archbishop emeritus of Bari and Prefect of the Apostolic Palace, assisted by Cosmo de Torres, Titular Archbishop of Hadrianopolis and Ottavio Ridolfi, Bishop of Ariano.

GALEAZZO SANVITALE, Archbishop of Bari. Consecrated 4 April 1604 in the chapel of the Apostolic Sacristy, Rome, by Girolamo Cardinal Bernerio, O.P., Bishop of Albano, assisted by Claudio Rangoni, Bishop of Piacenza and Giovanni Ambrogio Caccia, Bishop of Castro di Toscana.

GIROLAMO BERNERIO, O.P., Bishop of Ascoli Piceno. Consecrated 7 September 1586 in the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles, Rome, by Giulio Antonio Cardinal Santoro, assisted by Giulio Masetti, Bishop of Reggio Emilia and Ottaviano Paravicini, Bishop of Alessandria.

GIULIO ANTONIO SANTORO, Archbishop of Santa Severina. Consecrated 12 March 1566 in the Pauline Chapel of the Vatican Apostolic Palace by Scipione Cardinal Rebiba, Titular Patriarch of Constantinople, assisted by Annibale Caracciolo, Bishop of Isola and Giacomo de`Giacomelli, Bishop emeritus of Belcastro.

SCIPIONE REBIBA, Titular Bishop of Amicle and Auxiliary Bishop of Chieti. Elected Titular Bishop of Amicle and Auxiliary to Gian Pietro Cardinal Carafa, Archbishop of Chieti, 16 March 1541. To date, after extensive research, no record of his consecration has been found.


Within the episcopal lineage of Pope John Paul II, one also encounters the lineages of Pope Benedict XIII, Pope Benedict XIV, Pope Clement XIII, and Pope Leo XII.