Pope Saint John XXIII (born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) (1881-1963), reigned from October 28, 1958, until his death as the 261 Pope of the Catholic Church. Succeeding Pope Pius XII, he is best remembered for calling the historic Second Vatican Council (1962–65).

In 2013, Pope Francis - bypassing the traditionally required second miracle - declared John XXIII a saint, after unanimous agreement by a meeting, of the College of Cardinals, based on the fact that he was considered to have lived a virtuous, model lifestyle, and because of the good for the Church which had come from his having opened the Second Vatican Council[1].

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  1. Wikipedia: Pope John XXIII
  2. Correspondence with Alfred Myers.
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