The Servant of God Pope John Paul I
One that showed “the merciful face of the Church”
17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978
God, Who, in Thine ineffable providence,
didst will that Thy servant John Paul I
should be numbered among the high priests,
grant, we beseech Thee, that he,
who on earth held the place of Thine only-begotten Son,
may be joined forevermore to the fellowship of Thy holy pontiffs.
In 2003, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger said, “personally, I am totally convinced that he was a saint because of his great goodness, simplicity, humanity and courage.”
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