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Daemon
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Pope John Paul I Elevated to Papacy (1978)

Born Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I was the first pope to choose a double name, a decision that honored his two immediate predecessors, Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI. Refusing to have the traditional papal coronation, he instead opted for a simplified ceremony. His 33-day papacy was one of the shortest reigns in papal history, resulting in the most recent "Year of Three Popes." Though several conspiracy theories emerged after Pope John Paul I's sudden death, what most likely killed him? More...
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This saddens me.
LucOneOff
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:31:04 AM

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The 65-year-old pope most likely died during the night of a heart attack.
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:27:36 AM
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62.4 years is the average age of an elected pope apparently (since 1400)- compares reasonably with UK prime ministers. I wonder how often dementia becomes an issue.
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Applause
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pedro wrote:
62.4 years is the average age of an elected pope apparently (since 1400)- compares reasonably with UK prime ministers. I wonder how often dementia becomes an issue.


Judging by the actions and/or words of many British PMs and of popes, dementia sets in with PMs about six months after they take office; with popes it's about ten years before they take office.

When it becomes an issue with prime ministers, their party or the electorate gets rid of them. It never becomes an issue with popes, because nobody notices.
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A mysterious death.
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:08:50 PM

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Debunking four myths about John Paul I, the 'Smiling Pope':

*The "smiling pope" was good-hearted but weak, out of his depth in the Machiavellian environment of the Vatican.

*John Paul I was a closet radical who would have taken the church in a dramatically different direction than the two popes who followed him.

*John Paul I did not die of natural causes, but rather fell victim to a complex assassination plot.

*Although a breath of fresh air after the dour final years of Pope Paul VI, John Paul I's reign was too short to have anything substantive to offer the church of the 21st century, especially with regard to its top internal priority, new evangelization.

http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/debunking-four-myths-about-john-paul-i-smiling-pope
Vicki Holzknecht
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Not a Catholic but I have respect for their faith. I believe the pope that has done the most so far is Pope Francis he knows how to be with common people, even though everyone adored Pope John Paul II.
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