[ pahy-uh s ]
/ ˈpaɪ əs /
Saint, pope a.d. 140–155?.
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Definition for saint pius (2 of 3)
SaintMichele Ghislieri, 1504–72, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1566–72.
Definition for saint pius (3 of 3)
SaintGiuseppe Sarto, 1835–1914, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1903–14.
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British Dictionary definitions for saint pius (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for saint pius (2 of 2)
Saint. original name Giuseppe Sarto. 1835–1914, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1903–14). He condemned Modernism (1907) and initiated a new codification of canon law. Feast day: Aug 21
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