29 September, 1978: Four weeks after being elected, Pope John Paul I passed away while reading a devotional in bed.His 33-day papacy was one of the shortest reigns in papal history, Having died before he could make a legacy as a pope, he is best remembered for his friendliness and humility, making him known as “the smiling Pope”.
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