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"
For Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Pope John Paul I is "an example for all" and he prays for his beatification. Almost a year after the opening of the process of beatification of Albino Luciani, …read more
John Paul II sent a message to express his sympathy for the murder of a 76-year-old Comboni missionary last week in Uganda. The papal telegram, sent by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal …read more
The diocesan phase of the cause of beatification of John Paul I opened over the weekend in his home diocese in northwestern Italy. The cause for Albino Luciani, his name at birth, opened …read more
Salesian Father Pasquale Liberatore, the postulator appointed to oversee the cause of beatification of Pope John Paul I, died on Friday. He was 71. Bishop Vincenzo Savio of Belluno had asked …read more
The unexpected death of John Paul I opened the doors to an unexpected choice of a non-Italian for the papacy, says Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. In an interview with the monthly magazine Thirty …read more