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

CANONIZATION

Alexej Adjubei, con la moglie Rada figlia del capo sovietico Nikita Kruscev

On March 7, 1963, he took the courage to begin thawing with the Soviet Union, personally receiving Alexej Adjubei in his private practice at the Vatican, with his wife Rada, daughter of the Soviet leader Nikita KhrushchevRada, excited and happy, said to Pope John: "You have big, gnarled peasant hands, like my father's."At the end of the meeting Pope John told his secretary: "It may be a disappointment, or a mysterious thread of Providence that I have no right to break". History has shown the presence of that thread.