Popes on the Road
Before the late Pope John Paul II became known as the "Pilgrim Pope" for visiting other nations (a record 125 countries!) during his years in the Vatican, Pope Paul VI (seen above in an undated photo) originally earned the nickname. As pope between 1963-1978, Paul VI became the first pope to travel outside the Vatican by airplane. (AP photo)
Click through our gallery to see photos of the late Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI globetrotting to spiritually mesmerizing and instantly recognizable places.