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Pope Pius I (Latin: Pius Primus; died 154) was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 10th Pope, the official title is the Bishop of Rome from 140 until his death in 154.[1]

Pius I
Papacy began140
Papacy ended154
PredecessorPope Hyginus
SuccessorPope Anicetus
Personal details
Birth namePius
BornAquileia, Italy
Died154
Rome
Other Popes named Pius

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Early lifeEdit

Pius was born at Aquileia, in Northern Italy.[2]

PopeEdit

Pius became pope in 140.[3]

He was the first sole Bishop of Rome during his reign. Previously, the Bishop of Rome was a council of Bishops with the Pope being the head of the council. His feast day is celebrated on July 11.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

 
Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-4-1.
  2. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (1833). "Pius I," Penny cyclopaedia, Vol. 18, p. 197.
  3. "Pope St. Pius I," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-4-1.
  4. Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II, (San Francisco:Harper San Francisco, 1997, p. 39

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Pius I at Wikimedia Commons

  •   "Pope St. Pius I" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • "Pius," Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hyginus
Bishop of Rome
Pope

140–154
Succeeded by
Anicetus