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Paul VI, Pope
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(Giovanni B. Montini, born Sep 26, 1897, Concesio, Brescia; pope Jun 21, 1963 – Aug 6, 1978), son of a journalist who was also a delegate of the Italian Popular Party in parliament. After earning his doctorate in canon law in 1922, he studied at the Roman Accademia dei Nobili Ecclesiastici to prepare for a career in the Vatican Secretariat of State, whose service he entered in 1924. His rise was rapid, and in 1952 he was named Pro-Secretary of State. At the same time, he served fr…

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Weiß, Otto, “Paul VI, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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