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Wednesday October 27, 2021

‘Smiling pope’ John Paul I takes step to sainthood

By AFP
October 14, 2021
‘Smiling pope’ John Paul I takes step to sainthood

Vatican City: The Vatican said on Wednesday it had recognised a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul I, a step towards sainthood for one of the shortest serving heads of the Catholic Church.

The move comes four decades after the death in 1978 of John Paul I, the last Italian pope and a mild-mannered former archbishop of Venice, sometimes known as the "Smiling Pope".