Pius V

  1. Saint Michele Ghislieri, 1504–72, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1566–72.

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  • The entry and the connection between the first and second hall were once the chapel of Pius V.

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  • There were great variations in the latter in different localities down to the reform by Pius V., far more than in the former.

  • As soon as Pius V. was fixed in the papal chair a different line of policy, therefore, was pursued towards England.

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  • Nevertheless Pius V knew of another power which he realized would be a mighty ally.

  • Was it Pius V, who personified dark and avenging reaction, the fire of the stakes that punished the heretic world?

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Pius V

  1. Saint. original name Michele Ghislieri. 1504–72, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1566–72). He attempted to enforce the reforms decreed by the Council of Trent, excommunicated Elizabeth I of England (1570), and organized the alliance that defeated the Turks at Lepanto (1571). Feast day: 30 April

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