"Pope Francis will beatify the 'smiling pope' John Paul I on Sept. 4, 2022.
Vatican News, the website overseen by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, said on Dec. 23 that the pope who reigned for only 33 days will be beatified in St. Peter’s Basilica...
John Paul I was elected pope on Aug. 26, 1978, following the death of Paul VI. A priority of his short pontificate was carrying forward the work of the Second Vatican Council.
He died unexpectedly on Sept. 28, 1978, at the age of 65, and was succeeded by Pope John Paul II...
Writing in Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference, on Dec. 23, vice postulator Stefania Falasca noted that John Paul I is one of six (out of nine) 20th-century popes whose causes of beatification and canonization have been introduced.
Four of them have so far concluded in canonization: those of Pius X, John XXIII, Paul VI, and John Paul II."
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