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PostJohn 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?