Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII.
BornAngelo Giuseppe Roncalli
November 25, 1881
Sotto Il Monte, Italy
DiedJune 3, 1963
Rome, Italy
Two hundred sixty-second Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1958-1963. Though selected as a compromise or "interim" candidate, he called the Second Vatican Council (or "Vatican II") to update Church practices to better fit the modern era, such as changing Mass from Latin into the local language.

The repository contains two quotes from Pope John XXIII.


There are three ways a man can be ruined: women, gambling, and farming. My father chose the most boring.


Upon being asked "How many people work in the Vatican?":

About half.