Outside the 20th century church of Gesù Buon Pastore alla Montagnola (Jesus the Good Shepherd at Montagnola) stands a statue of Pope St John XXIII (r. 1958-63), the work of the sculptor Carlo Pisi (1897-1979).
John XXIII was (and still is) known as il Papa Buono, on account of his benevolence.
He was canonised on April 27th 2014 by Pope Francis (r. 2013-). Pope St John XXIII is interred under the Altar of St Jerome in St Peter's Basilica.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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