Pope John XXIII

(Pope Saint John XXIII)

Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII
  • Born: November 25, 1881
  • Died: June 3, 1963
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Clergyman









Pope John XXIII was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963; he was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was the fourth of fourteen children born to a family of sharecroppers who lived in a village in Lombardy. He was ordained to the priesthood on 10 August 1904 and served in a number of posts, as nuncio in France and a delegate to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. In a consistory on 12 January 1953 Pope Pius XII made Roncalli a cardinal as the Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca in addition to naming him as the Patriarch of Venice.

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A peaceful man does more good than a learned one.
Anybody can be Pope; the proof of this is that I have become one.
Born poor, but of honored and humble people, I am particularly proud to die poor.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Motivation
Every man has the right to life, to bodily integrity. Life
Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap.
I am able to follow my own death step by step. Now I move softly towards the end. Death
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart. Inspiration
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. Families, Children & Parenting
It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one. Women ;Families, Children & Parenting
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light.
The family is the first essential cell of human society. Society ;Families, Children & Parenting
The feelings of my smallness and my nothingness always kept me good company.
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. Trust ;War & Peace