There have been 266 popes of the Roman Catholic Church. They include 205 Italians, 19 Frenchmen, 14 Greeks, 8 Syrians, 6 Germans, 3 Africans, 2 Spaniards, an Austrian, a Palestinian, an Englishman, a Dutchman, and a Pole.
tMany popular children's books are based on the Christian story, including C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series. Aslan the lion symbolizes Christ, while his adversary, the evil White Witch, symbolizes the forces of evil. The stories contain many allusions to Christ's sacrifice and the constant struggle between good and evil.
fThe Vatican City in Rome, Italy, is the world's smallest independent state, with a population of just over 900.
fMany of the world's most important civil rights leaders have begun as Christian ministers - including Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his work against apartheid in South Africa.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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