Historical Who is Who

JOHN XXIII

1881 - 1963
Italy
RELIGION

Angelo Guiseppe Roncali, elected Roman Catholic Pope at the age of 76yrs. He presided 1958 – 63 and convened the influential Second Vatican Council which initiated extensive reflection on the interpretation and expression of Christian beliefs. These included close attention to such areas of moral teaching as medical ethics, war and peace, work and wealth and dialogue with different world views.

Life

Writings

Video

Pope John signs the encyclical 'Pacem in Terris' (Italian with English subtitles) (7 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwFl4l2niWA

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