Pope John Paul I Death, Bio

Name Pope John Paul I
Date of Birth October 17, 1912
Place of Birth Italy

Pope John Paul I


Pope John Paul I was born on October 17, 1912 in Italy. He died on Sep 28, 1978 (age 65). After only 33 days as Pope, this Italian leader had the shortest reign in the annals of the Catholic Church’s history. He passed very shortly after being elevated to the position.

His ordination took place in 1935, and he would go on to hold the position as Bishop of Vittorio Veneto from 1958 until 1969. His papal name was the first dual papal name in the history of the church, and The Times dubbed him the September Pope after his untimely death. His papal name was also the first dual papal name. He was the youngest of three siblings; his brothers’ names were Federico and Edoardo, and his sister’s name was Antonia.

Pope John Paul I

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