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John XXIII

, Saint Originally Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. 1881-1963.
Pope (1958-1963) who convoked the Second Vatican Council (1962), the first general council of the Church in almost a century, and worked for world peace and Christian unity.
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John XXIII

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(Biography) Saint. original name Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. 1881–1963, pope (1958–63). He promoted ecumenism and world peace and summoned the second Vatican Council (1962–65); canonized in 2014. Feast day: Oct 11 or June 4
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Riccardi, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, un diplomatico vaticano, in Un cristiano sul trono di Pietro.
Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was astonished to be elected Pope in 1958 at the age of 76.Hewas seen as a stop-gap but proved a revolutionary.
Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, he was known as the "Good Pope" because of his jovial, benevolent nature.
Alarmed at the effect those developments could have on the church, he led a vigorous and successful campaign against "modernism." One of the many clergymen who came under suspicion of being infected with this antispiritual virus and had to defend himself was a young priest named Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, who later became Pope John XXIII.
Two important forerunners and exponents of this dialogue, both Italians, should be mentioned: Palmiro Togliatti, head of the Italian Communist Party, and Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, later Pope John XXIII.
Une matinee sur les sources, moderee par Mgr Giuseppe Croce, a rassemble une intervention exploratoire sur l'activite collective des cardinaux dans les fonds de l'Archivio Segreto Vaticano (Alejandro Mario Dieguez), ainsi que trois interventions interrogeant l'articulation entre sources privees et sources vaticanes dans des recherches biographiques sur les cardinaux Willem Van Rossum (Vefie Poels, Hans De Valk), Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Enrico Galavotti) et Johannes Willebrands (Karim Schelkens).
The former Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli stunned the Catholic establishment at the Vatican by calling for a special conclave of cardinals that would meet from 1962 to 1965.
The man who would be pope was born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in Sotto il Monte, northern Italy on November 25, 1881.
Born near the Italian Alps, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (1881-1963) was the son of a sharecropper.