Pope St Pius V (May 5)


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From the martyrology:

"Pope St. Pius V, confessor of the Order of Preachers, who went to sleep in the Lord on the 1st of May."

Pope St Pius V (1504-1572) is most remembered today for his standardization of the liturgy along the lines of the rite used in Rome at his time, but he also played a key role in the Council of Trent and in the restoration of orthodoxy more generally.

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