Thirty-three days of pontificate that helped change the Church. Who was Albino Luciani? What were the challenges he had begun to address? What signs and what legacy did he leave?
Answers are attempted in the documentary “Giovanni Paolo I” by Antonia Pillosio on “Italians,” the program with Paolo Mieli, airing Saturday, July 4 at 23.30 [11:30 p.m.] on RAI 1. The story was put together from materials in the collection of Rai, on the basis of a biographical outline suggested by Vatican correspondent Andrea Tornielli. It includes pictures, photographs and film clips from the archive of the Diocese of Vittorio Veneto, the Centro Papa Luciani, the Papa Luciani Foundation of Canale d’Agordo and the Amici di Papa Luciani.
The whole is interpreted in contributions by Cardinals Beniamino Stella and Paul Poupard, Bishop Enrico Dal Covolo, postulator of the cause for beatification of John Paul I, and Rabbi Abraham Alberto Piattelli.
Original Italian from the Centro Papa Luciani