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St Pius X: model for Pope Francis

St. Pius X, pope from 1903 to 1914, a true saint of the papacy, a model, and a guide In the brief of beatification (June 3, 1951), Pius XII lists the chief traits deserving the attention …More

St. Pius X, pope from 1903 to 1914, a true saint of the papacy, a model, and a guide
In the brief of beatification (June 3, 1951), Pius XII lists the chief traits deserving the attention and the admiration of the crowds:
His concern about the sanctity of the clergy, the key to renewing all things in Christ, according to his sublime motto.1//sspx.org/en/media/books/e-supremi-apostolatus-2150 (October 4, 1903).
The renewal of ecclesiastical studies. Pius X exhorts Christian philosophers to defend the truth under the banner of St. Thomas Aquinas. He founds in Rome the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and encourages the theological sciences, inspired exegesis and carefully prepared preaching on the part of the clergy.
His preoccupation with the eternal salvation of souls. If Pius X desired a holy clergy, it was with a view to the instruction of the faithful, to whom he gave a catechism designed for both adults and children. To the latter he would forever remain the Pope of the …
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