august 26, 2011. (Romereports.com)
Thirty-three years ago, on August 26, 1978, the College of Cardinals elected the bishop Albino Luciani as pope, he was the Patriarch of Venice, and took the name of John Paul I.
Luciani, known as “the smiling pope,” was the son of a Socialist Party
organizer and was never considered a serious candidate for the papacy.
If the idea was ever suggested, it was always answered with a cooking
proverb from Venice: “You can't make dumpling pasta with this mass.”
During his inaugural Mass, on September 3, he rejected the papal tiara. A
month later, the night of September 28, John Paul I died of a heart