The EPISCOPAL LINEAGE
POPE PIUS III
Francesco Todeschini-Piccolomini, Pope Pius III. Consecrated 1 October 1503 at Rome, Vatican, by Giuliano Cardinal
della Rovere, Bishop of Ostia e Velletri, Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals, the future Pope Julius II, assisted
by Adello Piccolomini, Bishop of Soana, and Francesco Erulli, Bishop of Spoleto. Although the new Pope had been elected Archbishop
of Siena on 6 February 1460, at the time of his election as Pope, 22 September 1503, he was not yet a priest. He received
presbyteral ordination on 30 September 1503.