Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thirty Years Ago Today.....

The conclave to elect John Paul I's successor began on October 14, and ended two days later, on October 16, after eight ballots

He became the 264th Pope according to the chronological List of popes. At only 58 years of age, he was the youngest pope elected since Pope Pius IX in 1846

Pope John Paul II received ecclesiastical investiture with the simplified Papal inauguration on 22 October 1978