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Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI was born in 1897 as Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Mortini. He became Pope in 1963 after the sudden death of his predecessor, John XXII. Pope Paul VI was known for his changes in the mass and concluding Vatican II in 1965. The new mass that he promulgated is known as the Novus Ordo mass, or the mass of Pope Paul VI. Pope Paul VI was also known for his encyclical Humani Vitae on human life. In this encyclical the Holy Father warned world about the dangers of abortion and contraception and what toll it would have on human life. He had very close relationship with the man who promoted him to Archbishop, Pope Pius XII. He was elevated to Cardinal his immediate predessor, John XXII in 1958. Paul VI passed away in 1978. This was the year of three Popes. He was succeeded by John Paul I who had taken his name in honor of his to predesssors John XXIII and Paul VI. Sadly John Paul I reign lasted 33 days before passing away and was succeeded by John Paul II, who had one of the longest reigns in the history of the Papacy.


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