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Pope John XXIII
  • Name: Pope John XXIII
  • Born: 11/25/1881
  • Died: 06/03/1963 (81 years old)

Pope John XXIII (Latin: Ioannes; Italian: Giovanni; born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Italian pronunciation:[ˈandʒelo dʒuˈzɛppe roŋˈkalli]; 25November 1881? 3 June 1963) was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963; he was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was one of thirteen children born to a family of sharecroppers who lived in a village in Lombardy. He was ordained to the priesthood on 10August 1904 and served in a number of posts, as nuncio in France and a delegate to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. In a consistory on 12 January 1953 Pope Pius XII made Roncalli a cardinal as the Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca in addition to naming him as the Patriarch of Venice. Roncalli was unexpectedly elected pope on 28 October 1958 at age 76 after 11 ballots. Pope John XXIII surprised those who expected him to be a caretaker pope by calling the historic Second Vatican Council (1962–1965), the first session opening on 11October 1962.

Birth Name: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli

Alias: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli

Birth Place: Sotto il Monte, Bergamo, Kingdom of Italy

Death Place: Apostolic Palace, Vatican City

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