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Pope John saw off the prophets of gloom

Pope John XXIII is famous for his encyclical Pacem Et Terris (CNS)

Upon the canonisation of this prophet of optimism and peace, we cannot help but see in him a fulfilment of the words of Jesus: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God!’