Pope John XXIII — Italian Clergyman born on November 25, 1881, died on June 03, 1963

Pope Saint John XXIII born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Italian pronunciation: ; 25 November 1881 3 June 1963) reigned from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963 and was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was the fourth of fourteen children born to a family of sharecroppers who lived in a village in Lombardy. He was ordained to the priesthood on 10 August 1904 and served in a number of posts, including papal nuncio in France and a delegate to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. In a consistory on 12 January 1953 Pope Pius XII made Roncalli a cardinal as the Cardinal-Priest of Santa Prisca in addition to naming him as the Patriarch of Venice... (wikipedia)

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
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