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Old 14-08-2015, 09:23 PM   #231
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In August 1978, following the death of Pope Paul VI, Cardinal Wojtyła voted in the Papal conclave, which elected Pope John Paul I died after only 33 days as pope, triggering another conclave..The second conclave of 1978 started on 14 October, 10 days after the funeral.. It was split between 2 strong candidates for the papacy: Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, the conservative Archbishop of Genoa, and the liberal Archbishop of Florence, Giovanni Cardinal Benelli, a close friend of John Paul I...Supporters of Benelli were confident that he would be elected, and in early ballots, Benelli came within nine votes of success.. However, both men faced sufficient opposition for neither to be likely to prevail..Franz Cardinal König, Archbishop of Vienna, suggested to his fellow electors another compromise candidate: the Polish Cardinal Karol Józef Wojtyła won on the 8th ballot on the 3rd day (16 October) with, according to the Italian press, 99 votes from the 111 participating electors.. He subsequently chose the name John Paul II in honour of his immediate predecessor and also in honour of the late Pope Paul VI, and the traditional white smoke informed the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square that a pope had been chosen..

The newly elected Pope John Paul II stands on the balcony at St. Peter's Basilica on 14 October 1978 in Vatican City...

2002 April 18 – The discovery of a new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is announced-The most common vernacular name for this order is gladiators, although they also are called rock crawlers, heelwalkers, mantophasmids, and colloquially, mantos/23–April 24 – Pope John Paul II holds an extraordinary meeting of American cardinals at the Vatican to discuss the sexual abuse of children, calling it "an appalling sin" and declaring that "there is no place in the priesthood for those who would harm the young"\24– The body found in the River Thames is identified as that of 73-year-old Mrs Maisie Thomas/25 – Soyuz TM-34: South African Mark Shuttleworth blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; he had paid £15 million for the trip – Two 16-year-old twin brothers are cleared of murdering 10-year-old Damilola Taylor, who was stabbed to death in South London 17 months ago\29– As part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, the Queen dines at 10 Downing Street with the 5 living prime ministers who have served under her; Blair, Major,Thatcher,Callaghan and Heath.. She is also joined by several relatives of deceased former PM's, including Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon, widow of PM Anthony Eden..US is re-elected to the UN's Commission on Human Rights/30-Rreferendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another 5 years... dear Will, you must be healed by now... on the outside at least, I hope you're not too ugly..What a collection of scars you have.. Never forget who gave you the best of them...
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