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pius vHe was born as Michael Ghislieri in Piedmont in 1504.  He entered the Dominican Order and taught theology.  After being ordained a bishop and named a cardinal, he was elected pope in 1565, taking the name of Pius V.  He enforced the decrees of the council of Trent, organised a successful crusade against the Turks, published the Roman Catechism, and revised the Missal and Breviary.  He also tried to counter Protestantism, and excommunicated Elizabeth I of England in 1570.  He died on 1 May 1572.  Buried at Santa Maria Maggiore Rome, he was canonised in 1712. – CTS New Daily Roman Missal 2012, p 2662; Christian Prayer 1990, p 1123.

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