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Evidence disproves rumors that John Paul I was killed, postulator says

October 15, 2012

The postulator for the beatification cause of Pope John Paul I has reported that new evidence puts to rest the rumors that the “smiling Pope” was murdered.

After Pope John Paul I was found dead just 33 days after becoming Roman Pontiff, conspiracy theories arose suggesting that the Pontiff had been the victim of foul play. Msgr. Enrico Dal Covolo reported that “new facts have come to light regarding Pope Luciani’s state of health” in the process of interviewing witnesses who were acquainted with Pope John Paul I. The evidence, he said, will “definitively confirm that he was not killed.”


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