Pope St Pius V


St Pius V was born in 1504 in Bosco, Italy. He was Pope from 1566-1572 and was well known for implementing the reforms of the Council of Trent. During his time as Pope St Pius V ordered the seminaries for the training of priests, published a new missal and catechism and established the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) classes for the young. He died in 1572 and was canonised in 1712.



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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.