Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Blessed John XXIII aided soldiers in 'world of agony'

He was the spiritual director of the Bergamo seminary by war's end
Father Angelo Roncalli (left) who eventually became Pope John XXIII, poses in his military chaplain's uniform with his brothers Zaverio and Giuseppe during the First World War. United Press International.
A future Pontiff served with his fellow Italians in the First World War. Angelo Roncalli, elected to the papacy as Pope John XXIII, was born near Bergamo in 1881 and ordained in 1904. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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