Historical Who is Who
1881 - 1963
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.
Pope John signs the encyclical 'Pacem in Terris' (Italian with English subtitles) (7 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwFl4l2niWA