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.
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.