Born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto in 1835, Pius X served as pope from 1903 until his death in 1914. Known for his conservative, anti-modernist philosophies, he became, in 1954, the first pope to be elevated to sainthood since Pius V in 1712. Scarce matte-finish 2.25 x 3.5 photo of Pope Pius X outdoors, signed in ink, "Pius PP. X." In fine condition, with a bit of light silvering.
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