Pope Pius I
|Other Popes named Pius|
Pius became pope in 140.
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.
- "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-4-1.
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- "Pope St. Pius I," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-4-1.
- Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II, (San Francisco:Harper San Francisco, 1997, p. 39