Today, Aug. 20, 2013, is the 99th anniversary of Pope St. Pius X's death. He is the last pope saint to be canonized whose cause underwent the scrutiny of a Devil's Advocate, a role that was formalized by Pope Sixtus V in the 16th century. John Paul II eliminated the Devil's Advocate requirement. Pope St. Pius X's body is incorrupt.

Today, Aug. 20, 2013, is the 99th anniversary of Pope St. Pius X's death. He is the last pope saint to be canonized whose cause underwent the scrutiny of a Devil's Advocate, a role that was formalized by Pope Sixtus V in the 16th century. John Paul II eliminated the Devil's Advocate requirement. Pope St. Pius X's body is incorrupt.

(St. Pius X, Pope)  Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of the 20th century’s greatest popes.

(St. Pius X, Pope) Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of the 20th century’s greatest popes.

Pope Saint Pius X pray for us and first communicants and pilgrims.  Feast day August 21.

Pope Saint Pius X pray for us and first communicants and pilgrims. Feast day August 21.

Saint Pope Pius X (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the 257th Pope of the Catholic Church, serving from 1903 to 1914. He was the first pope since Pope Pius V to be canonized. Pius X rejected modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology.

Saint Pope Pius X (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the 257th Pope of the Catholic Church, serving from 1903 to 1914. He was the first pope since Pope Pius V to be canonized. Pius X rejected modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology.

Pope Pius X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pope Pius X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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