John Paul I


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John Paul I,

1912–78, pope (1978), an Italian (b. Canale d'Agordo) named Albino Luciani; successor of Paul VIPaul VI,
1897–1978, pope (1963–78), an Italian (b. Concesio, near Brescia) named Giovanni Battista Montini; successor of John XXIII. Prepapal Career

The son of a prominent newspaper editor, he was ordained in 1920.
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. Born into a poor, working-class family, he trained at local seminaries and at the Gregorian Univ. in Rome. He was patriarch of Venice (1969–78) and was made a cardinal in 1973. He was present at the Second Vatican Council (see Vatican Council, SecondVatican Council, Second,
popularly called Vatican II,
1962–65, the 21st ecumenical council (see council, ecumenical) of the Roman Catholic Church, convened by Pope John XXIII and continued under Paul VI.
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) and vowed during his papacy to put its mandates into effect. John Paul I eliminated the traditional, elaborate papal coronation, opting for a simpler ceremony. He died one month after becoming pope and was succeeded by John Paul IIJohn Paul II, Saint
1920–2005, pope (1978–2005), a Pole (b. Wadowice) named Karol Józef Wojtyła; successor of John Paul I. He was the first non-Italian pope elected since the Dutch Adrian VI (1522–23) and the first Polish and Slavic pope.
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John Paul I

original name Albino Luciani. 1912--78, pope (1978) whose brief 33-day reign was characterized by a simpler papal style and anticipated an emphasis on pastoral rather than administrative priorities
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And the next day, when Bishop Magee told John Paul II the story of what happened, all the Pope would to him was: "Well, John Paul I was a very holy man.
Bishop Magee said that although John Paul I never felt God didn't want him to be Pope, he was very modest and felt others would have been better leaders in the Vatican.
And John Paul I showed just how humble he was when he became the first Pope to refuse the traditional crowning ceremony and the Papal Tiara.
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The late pope's most intimate collaborator and friend also said that he doesn't especially like the catchphrase with which John Paul I has gone down in history: "the Smiling Pope.
Pope John Paul I was born Albino Luciani in 1912, and was elected to the papacy on Aug.
Others, while accepting the conclusion of a natural death, theorized that John Paul I was overwhelmed by the demands of the papacy, and this anxiety triggered his death.