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John Paul I, pope who reigned for only 33 days, put on path to sainthood


VATICAN CITY, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Pope John Paul I, who reigned for only 33 days in 1978, will probably be beatified, placing him on the path to eventual sainthood within the Roman Catholic Church, the (*33*) mentioned on Wednesday.

An announcement mentioned Pope Francis had accepted a decree recognising a miracle attributed to the intercession of the late Italian pope, whose start title was Albino Luciani.

John Paul I used to be elected on August 26, 1978 to succeed Paul VI and died unexpectedly on September 28. He was succeeded by John Paul II, making 1978 go down in Church historical past because the yr of the three popes.

His sudden dying gave rise to a number of books that alleged conspiracy theories involving homicide and poisoning however they had been usually debunked and he’s believed to have died of coronary heart assault whereas sleeping. He was 65.

The miracle within the case of John Paul I is believed to be the inexplicable therapeutic of an 11-year-old woman in Buenos Aires, in accordance to (*33*) media.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches that only God performs miracles, however that saints who are believed to be with God in heaven intercede on behalf of individuals who pray to them.

Reporting by Philip Pullella;
Editing by Alison Williams, William Maclean

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Pope Francis visits the tomb of the late Pope John Paul I under Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, November 2, 2018.  Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

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