There have been twelve Popes named Pius. Three of them have been declared saints by the Church: Saint Pius I, who died in 167; Saint Pius V, who died in 1572 and who established the feast of the Most Holy Rosary; and the glorious Pope Pius X, who died in 1914 at the beginning of the First World War, and who was the great Pope of daily Communion for all, and of early Communion for children. Saint Pius I was a martyr. He was the great opponent of the Gnostic heretics who contended that man could reason out things better than they have been revealed by God. This is still one of the great heresies of our day, and infects most colleges and universities in the United States.
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