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Catholic Church remembers Pope John Paul I

The Catholic Church on Monday marked the 35th anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul I. Originally known as Albino Luciani, he was elected Pope on August 26th 1978 to succeed Pope Paul VI. In his first Angelus after the installation, he explained that he had chosen to be called John Paul in honour of his two immediate predecessors, Pope John 23rd and Pope Paul VI. He said was indebted to John XXIII for naming him a bishop and to Paul VI for creating him a cardinal. Unfortunately, he died on 28th September 1978, thirty three days after becoming Pope. He was an Italian national. He is remembered in Italy as the Smiling Pope. Veronica Scarisbrick takes us back to the day when he was elected. RealAudioMP3


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