Pope John XXIII: the originator of the Second Vatican Council
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Vatican, 27 April/MCN/

Today, the Catholic church declared the sainthood of Pope John XXIII and pope John Paul II.

Pope John XXIII was the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church. He succeeded Pope Pius XI as Pope, from October 28, 1958 to his death in 1963.

Originally named Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, John XXIII was born in 1881 in Italy. He entered the priesthood in 1904.
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