Loquis: John XXIII, the Good Pope and San Carlo al Corso

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John XXIII, the Good Pope and San Carlo al Corso


Published on:  2018-02-15 16:03:00

  Famous people of Rome

In the eighteenth century Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was ordained bishop in the church of San Carlo al Corso in 1925. In the years of World War II he saved the persecuted by Nazism, Jews and others, historians speak of at least 5,000 people saved thanks to the intervention of the future pope Five years later, Pius twelfth, prince of the Church and controversial pontiff died in the years of the war: for the imminent conclave the elderly and pacioso patriarch, always smiling, is also summoned, and it was he who was elected. He loved the greenery, Villa Borghese and the Gianicolo but also the residence of Castel Gandolfo.In Rome he also loved the suburbs and his people, those suburbs that years later Pasolini defined as: « the crown of thorns that surrounds the city of God ». He died on June 3 , 1963 , and all the world cried him: « Er papa bono », as the Romans called him, was declared blessed by Pope John Paul Second twi months before his death he wrote the encyclical Pacem in Terris, this spiritual testament dedicated to Catholics and to all men of good will.

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