John XXIII, pope - October 11th
St John XXIII (d. 1963, Rome, Italy) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
St Peter’s Basilica
Altar of St Jerome
*Located on the right side of the nave at the base of the first column.
*The body of St John XXIII rests under this altar. He is known in particular for announcing the opening of the Second Vatican Council.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Bartolomeo e Alessandro dei Bergamaschi
(Saints Bartholomew and Alexander of the People of Bergamo)
Via di Pietra 70, Piazza Colonna
*This church is off the Via del Corso near the Piazza Colonna. It is not open often.
*The first chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St John XXIII. A relic of his zucchetto rests above the altar.