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Pope Saint John XXIII

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.

    Facts about Pope St. John XXIII

  • Angelo Roncalli was the fourth of 14 children born to poor parents.
  • In 1958, at age 76, he was unexpectedly elected pope and took the name 'John'.
  • Pope John XXIII surprised many by calling for the Second Vatican Council. Today, he is affectionately known as the "Good Pope".