The Good Pope John XXIII


Bob Hoskins stars as, Pope John XXIII, a man, humble origin who became one of the most influential Popes of the last century. Born Angelo Roncalli, in Sotto Il Monte in 1881, he was known for his profound spirituality as well as his extraordinary goodness from from a young age. He was a farmer’s son who influenced the world politics of the time; a man of modest character who revolutionised the church. He was pope during the most extraordinary chapter in history: the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, space travel, Vietnam and J.F.K.’s assassination. In his short time as pope, John XXIII touched the hearts of every creed and color. He was christened by the people as the ‘good pope’. This story will help us understand why thousands flocked to Rome to join Pope John XXIII in his final hours and why millions around the world mourned his death.

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