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THE LIFE

 

Papa Giovanni XXIII

BIRTH AND FIRST YEARS OF LIFE IN THE FAMILY

EDUCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD

ORDINATION AND THE FIRST YEARS AS A PRIEST

MILITARY SERVICE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR 

FIRST NATIONAL TASK

IN THE DIPLOMATIC BODY OF THE HOLY SEE

PATRIARCH IN VENICE

ELECTION TO THE PONTIFICATE

PILGRIMAGE TO LORETO AND ASSISI

THE COUNCIL

INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR PEACE

AUDIENCE WITH THE SON-IN-LAW OF KRUSCEV

PACEM IN TERRIS

THE DEATH

THE BEATIFICATION

HIS BODY

  

Papa Giovanni XXIII balcone di Piazza San PietroThe 28th of October 1958 when he was 77, as a big surprise, He was elected Pope and took the name of his father, of the patron of his birth-place and of the evangelist of the charity: John. He began a new way of doing the Pope, moved by his faith and by his tender character.

 

 

 

Papa Giovanni XXIII con i detenutiAfter nearly two months since his election he gave the example of practising the piety: on Christmas day he visited the patients at the roman Holy Spirit and Child Jesus hospitals (ospedali "Santo Spirito" and “Bambino Gesù” in italian), and the following day he went to see the prisoners of the roman jail “Regina Coeli”.

 

 

 

  

S. Pietro il Concilio Vaticano II Three months later, the 25th of January 1959 in Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Rome he announced the second Vatican council, the first synod of the  roman diocese and the revision of the Canon Law. During his pontificate, in three consistories, he appointed 37 new cardinals, among them, for the first time, a Tanzanian one, a Japanese one, a Pilipino one and a Mexican one. He was the first Pope, after the 1870, who implemented his ministry as a Bishop of Rome going out of the Vatican, personally to see the parish-churches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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