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John XXIII

Pope John XXIII

Full Name: Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli
Profession: Pope

Nationality:
Italy
Italian

Why Famous: The 262nd Pope. Reigned from 1958-1963. Called the historic Second Vatican Council.

Born: November 25, 1881
Birthplace: Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: June 3, 1963 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

Historical Events

  • 1904-08-10 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (future Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest
  • 1925-03-19 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (future Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop, appointed as Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria
  • 1958-10-28 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli elected Pope, taking name John XXIII
  • 1958-11-04 Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli crowned as pope John XXIII
  • 1959-01-25 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council
  • 1959-06-29 Pope John XXIII publishes his 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity"
  • 1959-08-01 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia
  • 1959-11-28 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Princeps Pastorum
  • 1961-05-15 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra
  • 1962-01-03 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
  • 1962-10-11 Second Vatican Council (21st ecumenical) convened by Pope John XXIII
  • 1963-04-11 Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical "Pacem in terris", that peace between all peoples must be based on truth, justice, love and freedom

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