"I did an interview with CNN on women in the church and pointed out there are many forms of leadership: moral, elected, etc. Everybody knows about Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Avila, for example, but few know who was pope when they were alive."
As my sister-in-law stated, "BINGO!" Great point!
So, who WAS pope when they were alive? I'll post pictures here of perhaps the most notable during their lives then the names for all of them in the comments section:
During the life of St. Catherine of Siena:
During the life of St. Teresa of Avila:
Do these help?