Porto Viro, or Taglio di Porto is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rovigo in the Italian region Veneto, located about 45 km south of Venice and about 35 km east of Rovigo. It was first created during the Fascist era, but subsequently suppressed. It was established anew on 1 January 1995 by the fusion of the communes of Donada and Contarina.
John XXIII (Latin: Ioannes PP. XXIII; Italian: Giovanni XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈandʒelo dʒuˈzɛppe roŋˈkalli]; 25 November 1881 – 3 June 1963), was Pope of the Catholic Church and ruled the Vatican City from 1958 until his death in 1963. He is the most recent Pope to date to take the name "John" upon being elected as Pope.
Angelo Roncalli was the fourth child of fourteen born in an Italian village to sharecroppers He was ordained a priest in 1904 and served in various posts including appointment as Papal Nuncio in several countries, including France (1944). Pope Pius XII made Roncalli a Cardinal in 1953. Pope John was elected on 28 October 1958 at the age of 77. He surprised those who expected him to be a caretaker Pope by calling the historic Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). He did not live to see it to completion, dying in 1963, four-and-a-half years after his election, and two months after the completion of his final encyclical, Pacem in Terris.
Pope John was beatified on 3 September 2000.