Pius V, Saint

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Pius V, Saint (1504–72) Pope (1568–72), b. Antonio Ghislieri. He was an energetic reformer of the Church and enemy of Protestantism. He excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1570. During his reign, he tightened the rules of Inquisition and succeeded in eliminating Protestantism from Italy. He was canonized in 1712.

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