Pope and Confessor

He was a Lombard, and at the age of fourteen he entered the Order of Preachers. From the chair of St. Peter he fought the Protestants of Germany and France, and excommunicated Elizabeth of England. Allied with Spain and Venice he humiliated the Ottoman power in Lepanto. He introduced in the Church the reforms decreed by the Council of Trent, and reformed the Missal and the Roman Breviary.

V/. St. Pius V
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