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John XXIII

Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1963 AD
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Italian Catholic prelate and Vatican diplomat

 

ordained Catholic priest 1904

 

papal nuncio to Turkey and Greece 1935-1944

 

papal nuncio to France 1944-1953

 

cardinal 1953

 

pope 1958-1963

 

attempted to liberalize Catholicism

 

convened 2nd Vatican Council 1962-1963

 

beatified 2000