Saint Paul VI

Saint Paul VI


Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, was born in Concesio, near Brescia, (Italy) on September 26, 1897.

On May 29, 1920, he was ordained priest.

In 1954 he was elected Bishop and in 1958 he was named Cardinal by Saint John XXIII.

On June 21, 1963, he was elected Pope of the Catholic Church taking the name of Paul VI.

In 1965 he established the Synod of Bishops and of the Council Fathers.

Defender of life and family with his encyclical Humanae Vitae, which he wrote in 1968. He concluded the Second Vatican Council.

Paul VI passed away at Castel Gandolfo on August 6, 1978 after a 15-year pontificate.

He was beatified on October 19, 2014 and canonized on October 14, 2018 by Pope Francis.