1. Italian pope from 1958 to 1963 who convoked the Second Vatican Council (1881-1963)
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How To Use John XXIII In A Sentence

  • Pope John XXIII reportedly opened the envelope when 1960 arrived, but refused to divulge its contents, saying, "This prophecy does not relate to my time.
  • The Vatican has excommunicated no world leader since 1962 when Pope John XXIII excommunicated Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
  • It was 1962, and it seemed that the portiere at the residence where I was living was the only person in Rome who wasn't happy with the jovial Pope John XXIII. A Hail Mary pass, Karl Rove
  • As everyone keeps saying, elderly popes can surprise us all, as John XXIII did by convoking the reforming Second Vatican Council.
  • He, who became John XXIII, was from earthy peasant stock, constantly cracking jokes at his own expense.
  • Science must stick to its own field of competence," concurs Monsignor Richard K. Malone, a professor of moral theology at the Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Massachusetts.
  • In his decision to convoke the Council, Pope John XXIII had wished the Church to be prepared for the new world that was emerging in the aftermath of the disastrous events of the Second World War. Archbishop Ranjith's Foreword to "True Development of the Liturgy"
  • Important antipopes were Novatian; Clement III; Nicholas V; Clement VII; Benedict XIII; John XXIII (or by a different count, John XXII; see Cossa, Baldassare); and Felix V, who was the last antipope.
  • Violet folded chasubles and broad stole were no longer used in the Roman liturgy after the rubrical revisions of John XXIII in 1960. Use, History and Development of the "Planeta Plicata" or Folded Chasuble
  • The Pope was buried in the grottoes underneath St Peter's Basilica, on the site where Pope John XXIII had been laid to rest until his corpse was exhumed for public display upstairs in the basilica.
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