'Crushed' by 2 papacies, John Paul I's death eclipsed life Pope John Paul I is widely recalled not so much for his life but for the murky circumstances of his abrupt death, 33 days after being elected pontiff in 1978, Now, admirers of the so-called "smiling pope” are using his approaching beatification to focus
Pope who served 33 days before stunning death is beatified
“With a smile, Pope John Paul managed to communicate the goodness of the Lord,” Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis beatifies his predecessor John Paul I
Pontiff praises ‘the smiling pope’ in public ceremony in Vatican marking last formal step before canonisation
John Paul I, briefly serving, 'smiling" pope, is beatified
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified one of his predecessors, John Paul I, a briefly serving pontiff who distinguished himself with his humility and cheerfulness, and whose abrupt death in his bedroom in 1978 shocked the world and fueled
John Paul I, 'Smiling Pope' for a month, moves towards sainthood
Pope John Paul I, who died in 1978 after only 33 days as pontiff, moved closer to sainthood on Sunday with the Vatican still having to dismiss lingering conspiracy theories that he was a victim of foul play.
'Crushed' by 2 papacies, John Paul I's death eclipsed life
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The moment that the black wall telephone rang early on the morning of Sept. 29, 1978, in Stefania Falasca's Rome apartment is imprinted in her mind. Then 15, Falasca remembers her father answering and hearing the voice of her uncle,