There have been 12 Popes who were named Pius:
- Pope Pius I (c. 140–154, but Vatican lists 142/146 – 157/161)
- Pope Pius II (1458–1464)
- Pope Pius III (1503–1503)
- Pope Pius IV (1559–1565)
- Pope Pius V (1566–1572)
- Pope Pius VI (1775–1799)
- Pope Pius VII (1800–1823)
- Pope Pius VIII (1829–1830)
- Pope Pius IX (1846–1878)
- Pope Pius X (1903–1914)
- Pope Pius XI (1922–1939)
- Pope Pius XII (1939–1958)
- There was also an Antipope Pius XIII who led the tiny breakaway True Catholic Church sect.
- In the Babylon 5 science fiction saga, Pius XV is a fictional early 22nd Century Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pius XV was featured in the novel Dark Genesis.
- Angels & Demons by Dan Brown opens with the death of Pope Pius XVI, which triggers the following action.
... Sacro Vergente anno (July 7, 1952) is an Apostolic Letter of Pope Pius XII to all people of Russia ... In it Pope consecrates all the people of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ... The Pope remembers that after he solemnly declared the Virgin Mary taken up into heaven, many wrote to him, asking that he may dedicate the whole Russian people to the immaculate ...
... Pope Leo XIII Rerum Novarum Pope Pius XI Quadragesimo Anno Pope Pius XII Social teachings Pope John XXIII Mater et Magistra Pacem in Terris Pope Paul VI Populorum progressio Pope John Paul II Laborem ... Influenced by the German Bishop Wilhelm Emmanuel Freiherr von Ketteler, in 1891 Pope Leo XIII published the encyclical Rerum Novarum, which set in context Catholic social teaching in terms that rejected ... Quadragesimo Anno was issued by Pope Pius XI, on 15 May 1931, 40 years after Rerum Novarum ...
... Sempiternus Rex is an encyclical of Pope Pius XII on the 1500th anniversary of the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon, which declared Christ to be both fully human and ... Two points were important at that Ecumenical council according to Pius XII ... In light of the many persecutions and open hostility to everything Christian, Pope Pius appeals to all separated Christians to look again at Chalcedon and rethink their ...
... Schism of West Protestant Reformation Counter-Reformation Catholic Church by country Hierarchy Pope Cardinals Patriarchs Major Archbishops Primates Metropolitans Archbishops Diocesan Bishops Theology Body and Soul ...
... Pope Pius took strong stands against hedonism, which in his view, had influenced many faithful, and called for a return to a heroic virtuous life, which means a renunciation of average mediocrity ... The worldwide monthly prayer requests of Pope Pius XII allowed lay people to participate in the pastoral concerns of the Holy Father through the apostleship of prayer ... Pope Pius XII wanted the life of priests to be a mirror of Christ’s love ...
Famous quotes containing the words pius and/or pope:
“It is an error to believe that the Roman Pontiff can and ought to reconcile himself to, and agree with, progress, liberalism, and contemporary civilization.”
—Pope Pius IX (17921878)
“Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.”
—Alexander Pope (16881744)