CITÉ DU VATICAN, October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - Pope John Paul I, who reigned only 33 days in 1978, will be beatified, thus bringing him closer to a possible Roman holiness Church Catholic, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
A diceclaration said that Pope Francis had approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the late Italian Pope, whose birth name was Albino Luciani.
John Paul I was elected on August 26, 1978 to succeed Paul VI and died suddenly on September 28. He was replaced by John Paul II, making 1978 the year of the three popes in the history of the Church.
Sa Sudden Death gave rise to several books which alleged conspiracy theories involving murder and poisoning, but they were generally debunked and he is said to have died of a heart attack while asleep. He was 65 years old.
The miracle in the case of John Paul I would be the inexplicable recovery of an 11-year-old girl in Buenos Aires, according to Vatican media.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that only God performs miraclesthem, but may the saints who are supposed to be with God in heaven intercede on behalf of the people who pray to them.
No date for beatification n 'has been announced. Beatification ceremonies usually take place in the person's home region. John Paul I was born into a poor family in 1912 in the small mountain town of Canale d 'Agordo in the northern Veneto region of Italy.
After the beatification, a second distinct miracle should be attributed to him so that he could be declared a saint.
John Paul I was the last Italian on pope before Italy's 455-year stranglehold on the papacy ended with the election of his successor, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Poland, who took the name John Paul II.
The successors of John Paul II are not Italian either. Benedict XVI, who resigned in 2013, is Germanand Pope Francis is Argentinian.
Three popes who reigned in the second half of the 20th century have been declared saints - John XXIII (1958-1963), Paul VI (1963-1978) and John Paul II (1978-2005). Report by Philip Pullella; Edited by Alison Williams, William Maclean and Mike Collett-White
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