Antonio Ghislieri

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Noun1.Antonio Ghislieri - Italian pope from 1566 to 1572 who led the reformation of the Roman Catholic ChurchAntonio Ghislieri - Italian pope from 1566 to 1572 who led the reformation of the Roman Catholic Church; he excommunicated Elizabeth I (1504-1572)
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Some time after my arrival in Flanders news came of the league that his Holiness Pope Pius V of happy memory, had made with Venice and Spain against the common enemy, the Turk, who had just then with his fleet taken the famous island of Cyprus, which belonged to the Venetians, a loss deplorable and disastrous.
The custom of having a crucifix on or above the altar in Catholic churches predates by centuries the first recorded directive about it, found in the Roman missal of Pope Pius V in 1570.
The 16th-century pope Pius V is credited with initiating the custom of blessing and indulgencing medals.