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John XXIII: Pope of the Century

John XXIII: Pope of the Century

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  • ISBN-13: 9780860123873
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Release Date: Mar 01, 2005
  • Edition: Revised
  • Pages: 298 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.62 x 9.21 x 6.14 inches

Overview

Angelo Roncalli was elected Pope in 1958 and in four and a half years, through summoning the Second Vatican Council and putting in hand a major revision of the code of Canon Law, had transformed the Roman Catholic Church. Through his personality and teaching, and his initiatives with world leaders, he gave the papacy a new vision and set before the Catholic Church a new version of its mission to the world. Today many people throughout the world see Pope John XXIII as one of the twentieth-century's most loved and influential figures.


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