16.10.1978 – Election to the papacy – Karol Wojtyła becomes Ioannes Paulus PP. II

16.10.1978

Pope_John_Paul_II – Election_to_the_papacy

WIKI - Pope John Paul II on 12 August 1993 in Denver (Colorado)

WIKI – Pope John Paul II on 12 August 1993 in Denver (Colorado)

Dear brothers and sisters, we are saddened at the death of our beloved Pope John Paul I, and so the cardinals have called for a new bishop of Rome. They called him from a faraway land – far and yet always close because of our communion in faith and Christian traditions. I was afraid to accept that responsibility, yet I do so in a spirit of obedience to the Lord and total faithfulness to Mary, our most Holy Mother. I am speaking to you in your – no, our Italian language. If I make a mistake, please ‘kirrect’ [sic] me..

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