Pope Francis is set to beatify his predecessor, John Paul I, on Sunday, 4 September, at Mass in St. Peter’s Square.
By Devin Watkins
The Holy See Press Office announced plans on Monday for the beatification of Pope John Paul I, who was born as Albino Luciani in the northern Italian town of Forno di Canale (now Canale d’Agordo) on 17 October 1912.
Pope Francis will preside over the beatification Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, 4 September 2022.
Bishop Renato Marangoni will read the Rite of Beatification at the Mass, together with the Cardinal Beniamino Stella, postulator for the Cause of Canonization, and Dr. Stefania Falasca, the Deputy Postulator.
“During the beatification, the team of postulators will gift the Holy Father with a reliquary containing the relics of the new Blessed,” according to a statement from the Press Office.
Tickets for the Mass can be requested from the Prefecture of the Papal Household.