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John XXIII

noun
1.
Italian pope from 1958 to 1963 who convoked the Second Vatican Council (1881-1963).  Synonym: Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli.






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... on the ground that it was lawful to murder a tyrant (1408). Nine propositions selected from this speech were condemned by the Bishop of Paris, by the Inquisition, and by the university (1414). The Duke of Burgundy appealed to Pope John XXIII., while the representatives of France at the Council of Constance were instructed to seek the opinion of the assembly. The discussion of the subject was complicated by political issues. As the Council of Constance was anxious to avoid all quarrels with ...
— History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French • Rev. James MacCaffrey



Words linked to "John XXIII" :   Catholic Pope, pope, Bishop of Rome, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar of Christ, pontiff, Holy Father



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