Death of Pope Pius V

Death of Pope Pius V

Pope Pius V
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Pope Pius V dies. Even as cardinal he was well known for his defense of Catholic orthodoxy, and it was during his papacy that the Council of Trent convened to counter the heresies of the Protestant Reformation.

A member of the Dominican order, Pope Pius V worked hard to improve the position of the papacy. Internally, he cut expenditures and externally, he increased the power and effectiveness of the Inquistion and expanded the use of the Index of Forbidden Books. Heresy virtually disappeared from Italy.

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