1912 Born on 17 October in Forno d'Canale (Belluno Italy) later called Forno d'Agordo, son of Giovanni and Bortola Luciani.
1923 Albino entered the minor seminary at Feltre on October 1
1935 Ordained Priest in St Peters Church Belluno on 7 July
1935 Appointed curate in Forno di Canale on 8 July
1935-1937 Chaplain and teacher at Technical Institute for Miners in Agordo.
1937-1947 Appointed Vice Rector in Seminary at Belluno
1947 Appointed Pro Vicar General of the Diocese
1950 Received a Doctorate in Theology
1958 Consecrated Bishop of Vittorio Veneto on 27 December
1969 Patriarch of Venice on the 15 December
1973 He was made a Cardinal on 5 March
1978 Elected Pope on 26 August and uses the name Pope John Paul 1
1978 Pope John Paul 1 dies on 28 September after only 33 days in office
Tomb of Pope John Paul I (Photo by Phil Garland)
For more information on his life, read "John Paul I: The Smiling Pope", by a Carmelite nun published in 1985 by St Teresa's Press, Carmelite Monastery PO Box 785 Flemington, New Jersey, 08822, USA.