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Pope Pius X
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Kingdom of Italy (born in the Austrian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1835
Date of Death: 1914
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Clergy
Political Office(s): Pope (1903-1914)
Fictional Appearances:
Shared Universe Story
"Last Flight of the Swan of the East"
POD: 1878
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Pope Pius X (Italian: Pio X; born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto; 2 June 1835 – 20 August 1914) was Pope from August 1903 to his death in 1914. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine, promoting liturgical reforms and scholastic philosophy and theology. He initiated the preparation of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive and systemic work of its kind. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and is the namesake of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X.

Pope Pius X in "Last Flight of the Swan of the East"[]

Pope Pius X died shortly after the Great War began. In October 1914, Captain Karl von Müller shared news of Pius' death with an English resident of Diego Garica, who was so isolated that he did not know there was even a war.[1]

References[]

  1. Leviathans: Armored Skies, pgs. 332-333, loc. 4795-4816, ebook.
Religious titles
(OTL)
Preceded by
Giovanni Berengo
Bishop of Mantua
1884–1893
Succeeded by
Paolo Origo
Preceded by
Domenico Agostini
Patriarch of Venice
1893–1903
Succeeded by
Aristide Cavallari
Preceded by
Leo XIII
Pope
1903–1914
Succeeded by
Benedict XV
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