Pope Pius X

Catholic Pope and saint

Pope Pius X (Latin: Pius PP. X; Italian: Pio X, 2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 258th Pope from 1903 to 1914.[1] He is a saint of the Catholic Church,[2] well known as being strongly against members of the Catholic Church trying to make it follow modern ideas, a movement called modernism.[3]

Saint Pius X
Papacy began4 August 1903
Papacy ended20 August 1914
PredecessorLeo XIII
SuccessorBenedict XV
Ordination18 September 1858
by Giovanni Antonio Farina
Consecration20 November 1884
by Lucido Maria Parocchi
Created Cardinal12 June 1893
Personal details
Birth nameGiuseppe Melchiorre Sarto
Born(1835-06-02)2 June 1835
Riese, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire
Died20 August 1914(1914-08-20) (aged 79)
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
MottoInstaurare Omnia in Christo (Restore all things in Christ)
Coat of arms{{{coat_of_arms_alt}}}
Feast day21 August
3 September (General Roman Calendar 1955–1969)
Beatified3 June 1951
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
by Pope Pius XII
Canonized29 May 1954
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
by Pope Pius XII
Other Popes named Pius

Early lifeEdit

Giuseppe Sarto was born in 1835 in Riese in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia. He studied at the University of Padua.[4]


Sarto was ordained as a priest on 18 September 1858.[2]


In 1884, Pope Leo XIII made Sarto the Bishop of Mantua.[4]


In 1893, Pope Leo XIII made Sarto a cardinal and the Patriarch of Venice.[2]


On 20 4 August 1903, Cardinal Sarto was elected pope; and he chose to be called Pius X.[4]


In 1951, he was beatified, which is a step in the process of naming a saint of the Catholic Church.

In 1954, he was canonized as a saint.

Related pagesEdit


The Coat of Arms of Pius X
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Pope Pius X," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
  3. "Modernism | Roman Catholicism". Encyclopedia Britannica.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Flinn, Frank K. et al. (2007). "Pius X," in Encyclopedia of Catholicism, p. 519.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Pius X at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Succeeded by
Benedict XV