John Paul I

John Paul I, 1912–78, pope (1978), an Italian (b. Canale d'Agordo) named Albino Luciani; successor of Paul VI. Born into a poor, working-class family, he trained at local seminaries and at the Gregorian Univ. in Rome. He was patriarch of Venice (1969–78) and was made a cardinal in 1973. He was present at the Second Vatican Council (see Vatican Council, Second) and vowed during his papacy to put its mandates into effect. John Paul I eliminated the traditional, elaborate papal coronation, opting for a simpler ceremony. He died one month after becoming pope and was succeeded by John Paul II.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on John Paul I from Fact Monster:

  • Roman Catholic Pontiffs - Roman Catholic Pontiffs Reigned Name Birthplace From To St. Peter Bethsaida 42? 67? St. Linus ...
  • Vatican City (Holy See) - Information on Vatican City (Holy See) — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
  • John Paul I - Biography of John Paul I, The pope who reigned for 33 days
  • 1970 – 1979 World History - 1970 – 1979 World History Richard Nixon (1913–1994) The Library of Congress Picture ...
  • This Day in History: August 26 - August 26 1847 Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic. 1920 The 19th Amendment giving women ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Roman Catholic Popes and Antipopes