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The Good Pope Making Saint of John XXIII

The Good Pope Making Saint of John XXIII

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Pope John XXIII is remembered as one of the most beloved figures in the history of the Church. Often called Il Buono Papa, the good Pope, his canonization is looked forward to by many people. The Good Pope tells the story from his early impoverished life to his surprise election as Pope. Thought to be a transitional pope, John XXIII surprised everyone by convening the 2nd Vatican Council, the first in over 100 years. In The Good Pope the author, Greg Tobin, explores the legacy of Pope John XXIII including some of the changes that came out of Vatican II such as saying the Mass in English, encouraging clergy and laity to read the Bible and involving non priests in leadership roles in the Church. The joyful humility and unwavering trust in God that Pope John XXIII displayed are still a source of hope and consolation to those struggling in the world today. As one review says "The Good Pope captures the heart, soul and spirit of the man who ushered in a new idea of religion in the 20th century". The Good Pope is a hardcover book with 288 pages.

The Good Pope Greg Tobin Hardcover