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

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]

Early life

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

Pope

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]

Related pages

References

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 websites

Media related to Pius I at Wikimedia Commons


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hyginus
Bishop of Rome
Pope

140–154
Succeeded by
Anicetus