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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saint Pius X - August 21

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Giuseppe Sarto was born near Treviso, Italy.  He became a priest, then bishop of Mantau.  In the 1890s he was elected cardinal and patriarch of Venice. He was pope from August 1903 to his death a few months before the outbreak of World War I, on August 21, 1914. Pope Pius X was known for opposing modernist interpretations of Catholic doctrine. 

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