Pope John XXIII (23rd)

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In History
  • Bergamo Seminary

  • Called back to military service

    Serves as chaplain and medic during WW1
  • Transferred to Istanbul

    During the war years, assisted Jews in Hungary by granting leave visas to escape the Holocaust
  • Elected Pope

    Unexpectedly Elected Pope after 11 ballots. A devout and pious man, expected to achieve little in his Papacy as a 'transitory pope'.
  • Announcing Vatican II

    Announced the creation of the Second Vatican Council, to be one of the most significant councils in the history of the Catholic Church.
    Goal: To make the Catholic Church sine macula et ruga (without spot or wrinkle)
    influenced across Christian faith including Protestantism. Marked real change for not just the Church but for the world as a whole.
  • 1st Miracle

    Healed Sister Caterina of Capitani.
    The italian nun suffered from sever bleeding and infection after operation to remove cancerous stomach tumor. Said to have roused from deathbes after praying to John 23 and seeing him by her side
  • Beatified

  • Canonized

  • Canonized

    By Pope Francis
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    Life of the Man

    Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. One of 13 children to a tenant farmer in the village of Sotto il Monte in Northern Italy.
    Died aged 81 to stomach cancer
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    Titular Archbishop of Areopolis

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    Official to Bulgaria

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    Titular Archbishop of Mesembria

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    Apostolic Delegate to Turkey

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    Apostolic Delegate to Greece

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    Apostolic Nuncio to Greece

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    Cardinal Priest to Santa Prisca

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    Patriarch of Venice