A feisty personality, who could enter into a strong disagreement, he remained above all a faithful man of the Church,” Staudt said.

The four gilt bronze bas-reliefs were made by Novello Finotti, On it is the John XXIII. Above the altar at the end of the aisle we see a mosaic copy of the famous Soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona dies, 4. his deep sorrow (the original canvas is in the Vatican Picture Gallery). will join the 47 other popes who rest in the basilica during a "liturgical

See, Bishop Leonardo Sandri, and Cardinal Noe, the tomb of John XXIII Next to the 93-year The original canvas altarpiece of the Last Communion of St Jerome is now in the Vatican Picture Gallery : From: 'St. Rejecting pagan literature as a distraction, Jerome undertook to learn Hebrew from a Christian monk who had converted from Judaism. One can be described as primarily monastic and penitential, showing Jerome with a body emaciated by fasting, living in the desert, kneeling or prostrate on the ground, in many cases clutching a rock and beating his breast, his eyes turned towards the crucified Lord. Jerome spent the last thirty-four years of his life living in a hermit's cell near Bethlehem. Seeking a life more akin to the first generation of “desert fathers,” Jerome left the Adriatic and traveled east to Syria, visiting several Greek cities of civil and ecclesiastical importance on the way to his real destination: “a wild and stony desert ... to which, through fear or hell, I had voluntarily condemned myself, with no other company but scorpions and wild beasts.”. Jerome studied Scripture because it “led him to know Christ,” the pope also noted. Pope Francis on attack in Nice: Consider each other as brothers and sisters, not enemies, Pope explains four essential characteristics of the life of the early #Christians, Diego Armando #Maradona: I'm Pope Francis' biggest fan, Pope shows support for #women against #abortion, Pope Francis: I am saddened when the #Church is treated like a political party, Pope Francis' new book “Let Us Dream,” a guide to emerge from crisis strengthened
Square & Area He also recalled the place where St. Jerome died, Bethlehem, to explain the need to return to the origin of everything. The earliest mention of the St Jerome dates in fact to the beginning of the 19 th century, when it is attributed to Leonardo, in the will of the Swiss painter Angelica Kauffmann. are buried in three containers. John XXIII's body was in a cypress coffin, "the emotion" which seized them at the opening of the tomb. St. Jerome, Latin in full Eusebius Hieronymus, pseudonym Sophronius, (born c. 347, Stridon, Dalmatia—died 419/420, Bethlehem, Palestine; feast day September 30), biblical translator and monastic leader, traditionally regarded as the most learned of the Latin Fathers. Jerome used his extensive classical learning, purified by years of fasting and penance, at the service of the Church. Priest jailed for theft blames Catholic doctrine, also facing sex abuse charges, New Catholic priests voice satisfaction in priestly life, but minority report 'troubling' adversity, Swiss Catholic diocese reportedly rejects Pope Francis’ candidates for new bishop, What Biden foreign policy picks mean for religious freedom, Benedict XVI’s former 'Vatileaks' butler Paolo Gabriele dies at age 54.

That same day, the pope's apostolic letter, Scripturae Sacrae Affectus, was published. On Kauffmann's death all trace of it again disappeared, until it was found by chance and purchased by Napoleon's uncle, Cardinal Joseph Fesch. Saint Jerome Writing, a painting by Caravaggio, dated to 1605–06.

“Francis has called for greater literacy of the Gospel and the great heritage of Catholic culture.