The Cause for Canonization of Pope John Paul I Moves Forward!


Pope John Paul I, the “smiling pope,” is pictured at the Vatican in 1978. (CNS/L’Osservatore Romano)

The cause for the eventual canonization of Papa Luciani (Pope John Paul I) is moving forward!

The official promoters of his cause met with Pope Benedict today, and the formal submission of the¬†positio¬†will be submitted to the Congregation of Saints Causes on October 17, the 100th anniversary of Luciani’s birth.

Read a report on this from Catholic News Service ( by clicking on its link to the lower right of this blog site.

Papa Luciani, pray for us!

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