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Jacob Matham's portrait of Leo XI, who reigned April 1-27, 1605.

The shortest papacies of all time? Pope John Paul I barely makes the list

Sep 18, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Blessed John Paul I did not serve as Roman Pontiff for long, but 10 other popes had shorter pontificates than... Read more

Pope Francis beatified Pope John Paul I in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis beatifies John Paul I, pope for 33 days

Sep 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

In one of the shortest pontificates in papal history, John Paul I gained a reputation for his humility and his... Read more

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019.

3 Rome events to look forward to in 2022

Jan 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Despite the pandemic, the Eternal City is preparing to host several joyful events. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

Pope Francis to beatify ‘smiling pope’ John Paul I in September 2022

Dec 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope who reigned for 33 days will be beatified in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

This is the miracle that paved the way for John Paul I’s beatification

Oct 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has officially recognized the miracle, which took place in his homeland. Read more

Pope John Paul I in an undated file photo.

John Paul I, ‘the smiling pope,’ to be beatified after miracle approved by Pope Francis

Oct 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘The smiling pope’ died unexpectedly after just 33 days in office. Read more

Venerable John Paul I.

Pope Francis creates foundation to promote John Paul I’s teachings

Apr 28, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has instituted a Vatican foundation to promote the thought and teachings of Venerable John Paul I, who was... Read more

Venerable John Paul I.

Who was Albino Luciani, the ‘smiling pope’?

Nov 17, 2017

By Elise Harris

Last week Albino Luciani, better known by his papal name, John Paul I, took the next step on the path... Read more

 Pope John Paul I.

Pope John Paul I to be honored with museum in northern Italy

Aug 24, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday a museum dedicated to Pope John Paul I will officially be inaugurated in the hometown of the “Smiling... Read more

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John Paul I's beatification cause may advance, cardinal says

Jul 23, 2014

A document advancing the beatification of John Paul I is ready, and will be given to the Congregation for the... Read more