Year of Youth 2018

37 Years Ago, John Paul I was Elected Pope

Last edited 26th August 2015

On August 26, 1978 Albino Luciani was elected Pope. Overlooking St. Peter's Square, John Paul I gave his first blessing. He decided to honor his predecessors by combining their names. From John XXIII he took the name John and from Paul VI, the name Paul. After only 33 days as the head of the Catholic Church, John Paul I died suddenly at the age of 65. It's marked as the shortest papacy in modern history.


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