|Pope Saint Pius X (1903-1914)|
Pope Pius X died on 20th August, 1914, shortly after the outbreak of World War One, at the age of 79. Of renowned sanctity, his cult grew-up immediately after his death and his successor, Pope Pius XII, Canonised him in 1954.
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|An unusual photograph:|
the portrait shewn at the top of this post in the process of being painted.
Pope Pius is depicted working at his desk.
|Pope Pius walking in the Vatican.|
|Pope Pius walking through the Vatican.|
|A procession of the Blessed Sacrament.|
Pope Pius is seen here bearing the monstrance.
|A wonderful portrait of Pope Pius.|
|The mortal remains of Pope Pius lying-in-state August, 1914.|
|The scene in S' Peter's in 1954 during the Canonisation of Pius X.|
The remains of Saint Pius are enclosed in a glass casket set before the High altar
shewn on the left of this photograph.