John XXIII(redirected from Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)
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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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(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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