Pope asks Catholics to read Bible, recall history of God’s saving love

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Pope John XXIII, who convened the Second Vatican Council, is pictured in an undated photo. Pope Francis has ask the world's cardinals to vote on the canonization of Blessed John XXIII, even in the absence of a miracle. The announcement came July 5 with Pope Francis' decree that cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed John Paul II, the late Polish pontiff. (CNS file photo)
John XXIII: A life at a glance

By Emily Antenucci Bl John XXIII was the 260th successor of St Peter, serving as pope from October 1958 to...