(Saint) Pope, Martyr (July 11) (2nd century) The successor in Saint Peter’s Chair of Pope Saint Hyginus. A.D. 167 is commonly given as the date of his death, but modern research tends to the fixing of it some years earlier. His appears to have been a busy Pontificate in which questions of Church discipline were energetically dealt with. It corresponds to a period of respite from official persecution by the Pagan government. Saint Pius, however, has always been reputed a Martyr, a title he has merited, if not by suffering death at the hands of the heathen, at least on account of hardships endured from them which hastened his end.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Pius I”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 July 2016. Web. 16 January 2017. <>