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John XXIII: A Short Biography

John XXIII: A Short Biography[9781616367510]

Author: Kerry Walters

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 9781616367510

Pages: 64 PB

His adult life was unremarkable; in his role as Papal Nuncio to France, he was considered an “affable amateur.” When he was elected pope in 1958, it was thought he would be a placeholder—someone who was easily controllable until the Curia could decide on a worthy successor. Instead, Giuseppe Roncalli, Pope John XXIII, distinguished himself by establishing a spirit of aggiornamento—“opening wide the windows of the Church”—and convened the Second Vatican Council in 1962.

Walters shows that what was perceived by the hierarchy as mediocrity was indeed a deep humility that enabled the pope to truly be a model of Christian discipleship. Il Buono Papa, the Good Pope, will inspire you with his love for God, for all people, and for the Church itself. This is a book to be enjoyed and treasured as we witness the recognition given John XXIII as a saint for our times

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