Thursday, July 12, 2007

Two Hundred Sixty-third Pope: John Paul I - 1 comments

Pope John Paul I can claim to be many firsts: He was the first to use two papal names, John and Paul. He was the first to add 'the first' to his papal name. He was the first Pope to be born in the twentieth century. He had the eleventh-shortest papal reign.

That's right, Pope John Paul I died on September 28, 1978, just 33 days after taking office! The official cause of death was a heart attack, but there are conspiracy theories aplenty.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY remember this guy!! We had the death coverage of the last pope... and then this guy's election coverage... and then he died and it started all over!! To a kid living in a 5 TV Channel world... when all of your favorite programs are being preempted by papal death and election... it's cause to be bitter...

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