Today’s Birthday: POPE JOHN PAUL I (1912)

Pope John Paul I (1912)

Born Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I was the first pope to choose a double name, a moniker that honored his two immediate predecessors, Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI. Refusing to have the centuries-old traditional papal coronation, he instead opted for a simplified ceremony. His 33-day papacy was one of the shortest reigns in papal history, resulting in the most recent “Year of Three Popes.” Several conspiracy theories surround his death. In what position was his body found? More…Discuss


2 responses to “Today’s Birthday: POPE JOHN PAUL I (1912)

  1. He was a very uncommon person. Very hard to say what kind of pope could he have been, because of the really short “reign” (as they say).
    Actually he died because of the weight of his position, no matter if he was poisoned as many say or simply heart attacked.
    Anyway I have recently discovered a lot of interesting things about his bishop activity in Vittorio Veneto and then as Patriarch in Venice, so before his election in Rome.
    He was probably a very true Christian man, in the sense that he was poor, candid, clean, social oriented, at least in what concearns universal brotherhood. Moreover, he was very close to workers (told sometimes to be friend of the communists).
    Very different from his predecessor and successor, he was a kind soul in a black and irony context.


    • Thank you Pierluigi, I’m looking forward to an account, may be a post on the subject. I enjoyed reading you comment: In the socio-economical global dissolution of humanity, I perceive, it is good to know that there is memory of people among us, such as Pope Paul I who felt like a brother man. This is (better yet should) be the legacy of every leader of mankind, and I see nothing encouraging anywhere!


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