Giovanni Battista Montini
Concesio (Brescia) 1897-Castel Gandolfo 1978. As Paul VI, the 262th Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, from 21 June 1963 until his death. A venerable since 20 December 2012, after Pope Benedict XVI recognised his heroic virtues. As Archbishop of Milan (from 1 November 1954) he revived the fortunes of the Church in Lombardy at a difficult moment in history, with the economic problems of the reconstruction, immigration from the south, and the spread of atheism and Marxism within the labour market.