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Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli.  Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church from 1958-63. Former Patriarch of Venice; papal nuncio in Bulgaria and France. Convened the Second Vatican Council. Declared a saint of the church by Pope Francis I in April 2014.


Ozersized life study from two perspectives. Accomplished in pencil and charcoal on a large sheet of heavy artpaper. Artist unknown but a handsome and rather accurate depiction of "Good Pope John".

(JOHN XXIII, Pope & Saint) (1881-1963)

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