THE LIFE

 

S. Pietro il Concilio Vaticano II

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

CANONIZATION

  

S. Pietro il Concilio Vaticano II On 11 October 1962 Pope Roncalli opened the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter's, indicating a precise orientation of goals: not defining new truths or condemning errors, but: renewing the Church to make it holier and therefore more suitable for announcing the Gospel to contemporaries ; to seek ways for the unity of Christian churches; to detect what is good in contemporary culture by opening a new phase of dialogue with the modern world, seeking above all "what unites instead of what divides".