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"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Benedict XVI gave Oct. 8 after previewing the film about Pope John Paul I entitled "Pope Luciani, God's Smile." * * * Palazzo San Carlo Sunday, 8 …read more
Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave Sunday afternoon, after watching the premiere of the film "Pope Luciani: The Smile of God." The film, produced by the Italian public …read more
John Paul I passed into history as "the Pope of the smile" -- and Benedict XVI thinks he knows why. After watching a film on John Paul I on Sunday, Benedict XVI said that the secret of the …read more
The vice postulator of the cause for the beatification of Pope John Paul I announced that the diocesan phase of the process could end this year. The announcement, reported on Vatican Radio, …read more
Unforgettable for all of us" is how Benedict XVI evoked the memory of his predecessor Pope John Paul I, on the 27th anniversary of his death. Benedict XVI spoke spontaneously at the end of …read more