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Post John Paul I Conspiracy Theories
Created by John Eipper on 07/22/19 6:08 AM

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John Paul I Conspiracy Theories (David Duggan, USA, 07/22/19 6:08 am)

Regarding the possibility of Pope John Paul I's death being an assassination, John E asked, "if the 'conspirators' were powerful enough to murder a pope, why couldn't they keep him from becoming pope in the first place--just 33 days earlier?"

Probably because it's easier to bump off one person than buy off more than 50.

JE comments:  You have a point.  I'd like to hear Enrique Torner's thoughts on the following:  There is a common belief that John Paul I was prepared to introduce massive reforms ("modernization" if you will) to the Church, continuing the efforts of John XXIII half a generation earlier.  JP's successor and namesake, John Paul II, was anything but a reformer, and a passionate Cold Warrior to boot.  The "dark" forces involved in any assassination conspiracy saw their interests threatened by JP I.

Enrique, is this an accurate summary of the assassination theory?

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