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.
..... Click the link for more information. . 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.
..... Click the link for more information. ) 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