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Pius I
Papacy began 140
Papacy ended 154
Predecessor Pope Hyginus
Successor Pope Anicetus
Personal details
Birth name Pius
Born Aquileia, Italy
Died 154

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]


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


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

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Rome

Succeeded by