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Definitives

John XXIII's short reign produced only one definitive series. It depicts the Corporal Works of Mercy, inspired by a frieze by Giovanni della Robbia located in the charity hospital at Pistoia. The pope himself tried to model these virtues. Two months after his 1958 coronation, he visited several hospitals and the prisoners of Regina Coeli in Trastavere, becoming the first bishop of Rome to make an official visit to his diocese in nearly ninety years.


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