St Pius x was born on 2nd June 1835. He grew up in a poor family. They called him Bepi for short. He had 7 brothers and sisters. Bepi was clever and he worked hard at school. He often visited the church to pray and was an altar boy. When he was 23 years old he was ordained as a priest and spent many years looking after the people in his Parish and helping them. In 1903 Bepi, was elected Pope and he took the new name of Pius X.
Pius X died in 1914 and became a saint in 1954. Today our Pope is Pope Bennidict. He liked Pope Pius X and he carries on the work of Jesus by caring for all the people of God.