Pope Pius the Tenth cover

Pope Pius the Tenth

Frances Alice Forbes (1869-1936)

1. Child and Student
2. Curate and Parish Priest
3. Canon and Bishop
4. Patriarch of Venice
5. The Papal Election
6. The Aims of Pius X
7. Pius X and France
8. The Pope of the Eucharist
9. Pius X and Modernism
10. Pius X and the Priesthood
11. The Pope of the Suffering
12. The Pope of Peace

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Pope Saint Pius X (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was Pope from 4 August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was the first pope since Pius V (1566 to 1572) to be canonized. St. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology. His most important reform was to publish the first Code of Canon Law, which collected the laws of the Church into one volume for the first time. He was also considered a pastoral pope, in the sense of encouraging personal holiness, piety and a daily lifestyle reflecting deep Christian values.