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John XXIII, Pope (1881–1963)

  • By: Sally M. Vance-Trembath
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

John XXIII was the 259th pope (earthly head of the Roman Catholic Church and bishop of the diocese of Rome) and served as pope from 28 October 1958 to 3 June 1963. Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in the Italian ...

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