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Pope Pius I
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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.
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- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
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