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Saint Pius, V
Birth: Jan. 17, 1504
Bosco Marengo
Provincia di Alessandria
Piemonte, Italy
Death: May 1, 1572, Vatican City

Roman Catholic Pope, Saint. Born Michele Ghisleri, he was the firstPpope after the Reformation to put Catholicism on the political offensive. He excommunicated (1570) Queen Elizabeth I of England and forbade English Roman Catholics to give her their allegiance, a serious political mistake on his part since it had the effect of rallying the English to Elizabeth. In his charity he visited the hospitals, and sat by the bedside of the sick, consoling them and preparing them to die. He washed the feet of the poor, and embraced the lepers. It is related that an English nobleman was converted on seeing him kiss the feet of a beggar covered with ulcers. After a tedious illness, Pius V expired in the arms of St. Charles Borromeus. He left the memory of a rare virtue and an unfailing and inflexible integrity. He was beatified by Clement X in 1672, canonized by Clement XI in 1712. (bio by: MC) 
 
Burial:
Santa Maria Maggiore
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
GPS (lat/lon): 41.8975, 12.49861
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: May 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8807904
Saint Pius, V
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014

- jmpj
 Added: May. 5, 2014
Pope Saint Pius V, thank you for your service in the papacy, you are considered a leader in the Vatican, thanks for your great contributations as Pope, remembering you today on two special anniversaries, the first anniversary of your 442nd year anniversar...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: May. 1, 2014
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