Author:John XXIII

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Pope John XXIII
(1881–1963)
Known as Blessed John XXIII since his beatification, was elected as the 261st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City on October 28, 1958. He called the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) but did not live to see it to completion, dying on June 3, 1963, two months after the completion of his final encyclical, Pacem in Terris. He was beatified on September 3, 2000, along with Pope Pius IX, the first popes since Pope Innocent XI to receive this honor. He was canonized on 27 April, 2014.
Pope John XXIII

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