Last article of section "John Paul I"
A Mass was celebrated this afternoon in Venice to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani, who was patriarch of that city from 1969 to 1978. The pontificate of John Paul I, who became known as "the Smiling Pope", lasted only 33 days from August 26th to September 28th, 1978. The p...read more
Articles from section "John Paul I"
Although Pope John Paul II was Pontiff for only 33 days, he left a great spiritual legacy, says Benedict XVI. The Pope said this as he reflected on the readings from today's liturgy before …read more
Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave before praying the Angelus with the crowds gathered in the courtyard of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear …read more
Cardinal Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice, celebrated a Mass on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the election of "the smiling Pope," John Paul I. The celebration took place at the …read more
Benedict XVI sent a telegram of condolence upon receiving the news of the death of Pope John Paul I's brother, Edoardo Luciani, who died Tuesday at 91. In the papal telegram, addressed to …read more