John Paul I
|Bishop of Rome|
|Papacy began||26 August 1978|
|Papacy ended||28 September 1978|
|Successor||John Paul II|
|Ordination||7 July 1935|
by Giosuè Cattarossi
|Consecration||27 December 1958|
by John XXIII
|Created cardinal||5 March 1973|
by Paul VI
|Birth name||Albino Luciani|
|Born||17 October 1912|
Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto, Kingdom of Italy
|Died||28 September 1978 (aged 65)|
Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
|Coat of arms|
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Beatified||04 September 2022|
St. Peter's Square, Vatican City
by Pope Francis
|Other popes named John Paul|
Ordination history of
Pope John Paul I
|Papal styles of|
Pope John Paul I
|Reference style||His Holiness|
|Spoken style||Your Holiness|
|Religious style||Holy Father|
Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus PP. I; Italian: Giovanni Paolo I, 17 October 1912 – 28 September 1978), born Albino Luciani, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 264th Pope for 33 days in 1978. His name was a combination of the names of the two popes who came before him. The name "John Paul" honors Pope John XXIII who made him a bishop and Pope Paul VI who raised him to the rank of cardinal. Pope John Paul I was beatified by Pope Francis on 04 September 2022.
Early life[change | change source]
Priest[change | change source]
Luciani began his priesthood in the parishes of his home region. In 1937, he became a professor of theology and vice-rector of Belluno seminary.
Bishop[change | change source]
Just as there are different books, there are different bishops. Some are like eagles that glide at great height with magisterial documents; others are like skylarks that sing the praises of the Lord in a marvelous way; still others are like poor wrens that, on the last branch of the church tree, only squeak, trying to express some thought on the broadest themes. I, like Mark Twain, belong to the last category.
Cardinal[change | change source]
Pope[change | change source]
Cardinal Luciani was elected Pope in 1978, John Paul I was the first pope to combine the names of John and Paul as a Pope as his way of paying tribute to Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI. He was the first Pope to call himself by a new name since Pope Lando in 913.
He was known as "the Smiling Pope".
Death[change | change source]
Selected works[change | change source]
- In a list made of writings by and about John Paul I, OCLC/WorldCat has over 250 works in 370 publications in 17 languages and 11,300 library holdings.
- Illustrissimi (1978)
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "The prayer for Pope Luciani". Corriere delle Alpi. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
- "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2011-11-02.
- "Obituaries: The Smiling Pope," New York Times. November 6, 1978; retrieved 2011-10-30.
- "Pope beatifies John Paul I: May he obtain for us the 'smile of the soul' - Vatican News". www.vaticannews.va. 2022-09-04. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
- Hoffman, Paul. "Vatican Focuses on New Cardinals," New York Times. December 13, 1972; retrieved 2011-10-20.
- Friendly, Alfred Jr. "Pope Admonishes Italian Bishops," New York Times. April 12, 1970; retrieved 2011-10-30.
- "On This Day: August 26," New York Times.; retrieved 2011-10-27.
- WorldCat Identities: John Paul I Pope 1912-1978
- Mitgang, Herbert. "Publishing: Writers Who Became Popes," New York Times. November 10, 1978; retrieved 2011-1030.
More reading[change | change source]
- Cornwell, John. (1989). A Thief in the Night: the Death of Pope John Paul I. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780671683948; OCLC 20013469
- Seabeck, Raymond, ed. (2004). The Smiling Pope: the Life and Teaching of John Paul I. Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division. ISBN 9781931709972; OCLC 438570516
Other websites[change | change source]
- Catholic Hierarchy, Pope John Paul I
- Vatican webpage, John Paul I biography
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Luciani Archived 2014-01-02 at the Wayback Machine
John Paul II