Pope John XXIII

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Birthday
25, 1881
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 3, 1963 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1881
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 3, 1963 (81)

About

Head of the Catholic Church from 1958 to 1963 who was the first pope to take the name "John" in more than 500 years.

Before Fame

He completed his doctorate in theology and was ordained a priest in the Church of Santa Maria in Monte Santo in 1904.

Trivia

His frequent habit of sneaking out of the Vatican late at night to walk the streets of the city of Rome earned him the nickname "Johnny Walker."

Family Life

He had twelve brothers and sisters.

Associated With

He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000.