Today in 1978, Albino Luciani, the Patriarch of Venice, was elected the Roman Pontiff. He took the name, Pope John Paul I. The papacy of John Paul was 33 days long. His cause is being studied for possible beatification.
On this day in 1978, the Cardinals elected Cardinal Albino Luciani, 65, as the Pope to follow Pope Paul VI who died on August 6. Luciani took the name John Paul and died 33 days later. Luciani had been the Patriarch of Venice. On this day in 2002 the diocesan phase studying the possible cause for canonization […]
Many of us only know the name Albino Luciani. He was the one who became Pope John Paul I in 1978 and lived only 33 days as the Supreme Pontiff. That was 34 years ago; I was only 9 when the smiling pope appeared and then departed. I often think of what the face of […]
Today is the 34th anniversary of papal election of Albino Luciani as Pope John Paul I. He’s remembered for being the smiling pope and the pope who reigned for 33 days. In some way, Divine Providence gave us this gift and then opened the door for yet another. John Paul’s cause for canonization is being […]
Earlier this morning I was poking around the Vatican website reading some of the pieces posted in the section on Pope John Paul I. The General Audience of September 6, 1978 is a striking reminder of how a Christian ought to live: in a mode of gratitude. The Pope’s address is so simple that the […]
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 […]