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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.

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.

It's official: John Paul I moves forward on path to sainthood

Nov 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican on Thursday announced that Albino Luciani – better know as Pope John Paul I – has moved forward... Read more

Pope John Paul I.

New book reveals details of John Paul I’s death

Nov 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

A new book discloses details about the death of Pope John Paul I – who died in 1978 after just... Read more