Saint Pope Pius X (2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914), born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the 257th Pope of the Catholic Church, serving from 1903 to 1914. He was the first pope since Pope Pius V to be canonized. Pius X rejected modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting traditional devotional practices and orthodox theology.
Pope St. Pius X was the 257th Catholic Pope, reigning from 1903 to 1914. He passed away on August 20, 1914 and was buried in the crypy below St. Peter's Basilica. On Mat 19, 1944 Pope Pius X's coffin was exhumed and was taken to the Chapel of the Holy Crucifix in St. Peter's Basilica for the canonical examination. Upon opening the coffin, the examiners found the body of Pope Pius X preserved, despite the fact that he died 30 years before.. He had made wishes no to be embalmed.
Pope Pius X. Served as the 257th Pope of the Catholic Church from 1903 to 1914. Pius XII referred to Pius X as "Pope of the Eucharist", in honor of Pius X's expansion of the rite to children. Pius X also had a great devotion to the Virgin Mary. In 1952, Pius X's incorrupt body was transferred from its tomb to the Vatican Basilica and placed under the altar of the chapel of the Presentation. The pontiff's body lies within a glass and bronze-work sarcophagus for all the faithful to see. YBH
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