The pope is the most visible person in the Catholic Church. Everyone, not only Catholics, seems to be intrigued by the popes. Pope John Paul II even had a comic book written about his life. The lives of the popes throughout history have had many interesting events. You will find it fascinating and illuminating to discover the trials and activities which many of these popes have undertaken.
Also, many popes have written works about the Catholic Faith which can greatly illuminate our understanding. These teachings from the head of the Catholic Church on earth cannot help but increase our knowledge of the faith and our love for God.