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
Bishop of Rome
SeeHoly See
Papacy beganc. 140
Papacy endedc. 155
Personal details
Birth namePius
Bornc. late 1st century
Aquileia, Italy
Diedc. 155
Rome, Roman Empire
Feast day11 July
Other popes named Pius

Early life change

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

Pope change

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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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

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  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
Bishop of Rome

Succeeded by