Monday, June 04, 2007

Two Hundred Twenty-fifth Pope: Pius V - 0 comments

Pius was a Dominican before his election, and he brought that Order's more stringent attitudes to the papal court. He worked hard to restore morality and encourage decent behavior among the clergy during his reign. He also wore the hallmark white clothing of the Dominicans, and every pope since then has adopted that pattern. He ruled from 1566 to 1572.

*This drawing is of his grave at the Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. It's a heavily decorated glass coffin, with a gold-plated statue reposing inside. Or - maybe a gold plated pope?


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