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Pope Saint Pius X
Bishop of Rome
Pius X in 1903
Church Catholic Church
Diocese Diocese of Rome
See Holy See
Papacy began 4 August 1903
Papacy ended 20 August 1914
Predecessor Leo XIII
Successor Benedict XV
Ordination 18 September 1858
Consecration 16 November 1884
by Lucido Maria Parocchi
Created Cardinal 12 June 1893
Personal details
Birth name Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto
Born (1835-06-02)2 June 1835
Riese, Treviso, Lombardy-Venetia, Austrian Empire
Died 20 August 1914(1914-08-20) (aged 79)
Apostolic Palace, Rome, Kingdom of Italy
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  • Archpriest of Salzano (1867–75)
  • Chancellor of the Diocese of Treviso (1875–84)
  • Vice-Capitular of Treviso (1879–80)
  • Bishop of Mantova (1884–93)
  • Patriarch of Venice (1893–1903)
  • Cardinal-Priest of San Bernardo alle Terme (1893–1903)
Motto Instaurare Omnia in Christo (Restore all things in Christ)
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Feast day 21 August
3 September (General Roman Calendar 1955–1969)
Venerated in Catholic Church
Beatified 3 June 1951
Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
by Pius XII
Canonized 29 May 1954
Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
by Pius XII
Patronage Society of Saint Pius X
Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia; Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa; First Communicants; Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, Montana; Archdiocese of Kottayam, India; Esperantists; pilgrims; Santa Luċija, Malta; Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Archdiocese of Zamboanga, Philippines; emigrants from Treviso; Patriarchy of Venice; Catechists;
St. Pius X Seminary (Dubuque, Iowa)
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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. He is a saint of the Catholic Church, well known as being strongly against members of the Catholic Church trying to make it follow modern ideas, a movement called modernism.

Early life

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


Sarto was ordained as a priest on 18 September 1858.


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


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


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


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.

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Pius X COA
The Coat of Arms of Pius X
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Benedict XV

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