BirthdayOctober 17, 1912

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  1. About Pope John Paul I

    Full name: Pope John Paul I
    Also known as: John Paul I, John Paul 01
    Professions: Catholic Pope
    Work: Pope

  2. Pope John Paul I Measurements

    Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)

  3. Pope John Paul I Death information

    Died: Thursday, 28th of September, 1978 (Age: 65)

  4. Pope John Paul I Biography

    Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus I), born Albino Luciani (Italian pronunciation: [al?bino lu?t?ani]; 17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978), reigned 26 August 1978 to his sudden death 33 days later. His reign is among the shortest in papal history, resulting in the most recent Year of Three Popes, the first to occur since 1605. John Paul I remains the most recent Italian-born pope, ending a succession of Italian-born popes that started with Clement VII in 1523. He was declared a Servant of God by his successor, John Paul II, on 23 November 2003, the first step on the road to sainthood.Before the papal conclave that elected him, he expressed his desire not to be elected, telling those close to him that he would decline the papacy if elected, but upon the cardinals electing him, he felt an obligation to say "yes". He was the first pontiff to have a double name, choosing "John Paul" in honour of his two immediate predecessors, John XXIII and Paul VI. He explained that he was indebted to John XXIII for naming him a bishop and to Paul VI for creating him a cardinal. Furthermore, he was the first pope to add the regnal number "I", designating himself "the First".His sudden death caused suspicion among people that has led to a number of conspiracy theories concerning his death. His two immediate successors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI, later recalled the warm qualities of the late pontiff in several addresses.In Italy, he is remembered with the appellatives of "Il Papa del Sorriso" (The Smiling Pope) and "Il Sorriso di Dio" (The smile of God). Time magazine and other publications referred to him as The September Pope. He is also known in Italy as "Papa Luciani".In his town of birth, Canale d'Agordo, there is a museum that has been made and named in his honour that is dedicated to his life and his brief papacy.

  5. Pope John Paul I Family

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