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St. John XXIII at the canonization of St. Martin de Porres, May 6, 1962.

St John XXIII's relics will visit his home diocese in 2018

Jun 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Diocese of Bergamo announced yesterday that next year the body of St. John XXIII will return to the city,... Read more

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, personal secretary to John Paul II, speaking at a press conference, April 25, 2014.

Secretaries to John XXIII, John Paul II recount sanctity

Apr 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

Cardinals Loris Capovilla and Stanislaw Dziwisz, who were personal secretaries to John XXIII and John Paul II, spoke at a... Read more

John XXIII departs from the Vatican's St. Bibiana train station to travel to Loreto and Assisi, Oct. 4, 1962.

Profound spiritual life of John XXIII credited for Vatican II

Apr 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

The great-nephew of Bl. John XXIII discussed the Roman Pontiff's Church vision in calling the Second Vatican Council, noting the... Read more

(L-R) Guido Gosso, Fr. Federico Lombardi, and Msgr. Battista Angelo Pansa at the April 23, 2014 conference on Bl. John XXIII.

Friends, scholars recount sanctity of 'Good Pope John'

Apr 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

At a conference held at the Vatican Wednesday, a scholar on Bl. John XXIII and the Pope's one-time butler both... Read more

Bl. John XXIII's tomb under the altar of St. Jerome in St. Peter's Basilica.

John XXIII and the beginning of the fall of the Iron Curtain

Apr 15, 2014

While Pope, Bl. John XXIII began a dialogue with the Soviet Union that led to the eventual fall of the... Read more