Pope JohnXXIII’s Birthplace

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During the evening of October 11th, 1962, after the first day of the Second Vatican Council, Pope XXIII looked out of his window in Saint Peter Square and gave a speech full of love. Among other things, he said “Returning home, you will find your children. Give a caress to your children and say: this is the caress of the Pope. You will find some tears to dry, say a good word: the Pope is with us, especially in times of sadness and bitterness. "

You can easily understand why he is one of the most-loved popes ever. He was and remained a humble man, yet able to carry out a deep change in catholic Church over just five years, thanks to the Second Vatican Council. His birthplace was turned into a small museum collecting numerous memorabilia: since Pope John XXIII became Saint in 2014, the visits and the pilgrimages to Sotto il Monte increased considerably


John XXIII's birthplace is a traditional farmhouse, featuring a wide porch and a wooden stair leading to the rooms. Angelo Roncalli, the future Pope, was born in one of these rooms on November 25th, 1881. The space is very modest, decorated with just a double bed, a dresser-desk and a painting of the Virgin Mary.

 

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During the evening of October 11th, 1962, after the first day of the Second Vatican Council, Pope XXIII looked out of his window in Saint Peter Square and gave a speech full of love. Among other things, he said “Returning home, you will find your children. Give a caress to your children and say: this is the caress of the Pope. You will find some tears to dry, say a good word: the Pope is with us, especially in times of sadness and bitterness. "

You can easily understand why he is one of the most-loved popes ever. He was and remained a humble man, yet able to carry out a deep change in catholic Church over just five years, thanks to the Second Vatican Council. His birthplace was turned into a small museum collecting numerous memorabilia: since Pope John XXIII became Saint in 2014, the visits and the pilgrimages to Sotto il Monte increased considerably


John XXIII's birthplace is a traditional farmhouse, featuring a wide porch and a wooden stair leading to the rooms. Angelo Roncalli, the future Pope, was born in one of these rooms on November 25th, 1881. The space is very modest, decorated with just a double bed, a dresser-desk and a painting of the Virgin Mary.