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Pius V

noun
Saint (Michele Ghislieri) 1504–72, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1566–72.

Pius X

noun
Saint (Giuseppe Sarto) 1835–1914, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1903–14.
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Pius V
 
n
Saint. original name Michele Ghislieri. 1504--72, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1566--72). He attempted to enforce the reforms decreed by the Council of Trent, excommunicated Elizabeth I of England (1570), and organized the alliance that defeated the Turks at Lepanto (1571). Feast day: 30 April

Pius X
 
n
Saint. original name Giuseppe Sarto. 1835--1914, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1903--14). He condemned Modernism (1907) and initiated a new codification of canon law. Feast day: Aug 21

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