Quotes by Pope John XXIII

About Pope John XXIII:

Pope Saint John XXIII 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, including papal 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.

Author Bio

  • NamePope John XXIII
  • Description261st Pope of the Catholic Church
  • AliasesAngelo Giuseppe Roncalli; Angelo Roncalli; John 23; Pope John XXIII; Saint John XXIII
  • BornNovember 25, 1881
  • DiedJune 3, 1963
  • CountryItaly; Vatican City
  • ProfessionCatholic Priest; Diplomat
  • AwardsGrand Cross Of The Legion Of Honour; Presidential Medal Of Freedom; Balzan Prize; Righteous Among The Nations; Order Of St. Gregory The Great; Order Of Pius IX; Order Of The Golden Spur