Did his struggle for basic human rights and dignity for women, homosexuals and the poor cost him his life?

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previously published in a partial edition as Murder in the Vatican: The CIA and the Bolshevik Pontiff

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"Witness as one beautiful life explodes into a trail of death and destruction in the Roman Catholic Church."

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TRUE LIFE

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Within Italy he was billed as an out-of-control liberal. Based on the few bits that had reached outside Italy, the world press tabbed him a moderate with an open mind to changing doctrine in those cases it places unfair restraints on the lives of innocent people.

  From the time as a young seminarian he had his first brush with homosexuality, to the time he had ordered his priests to sell their golden chalices and implements of idol worship to build an orphanage, to the times he had been caught baptizing born-out-of-wedlock children, to the times he had been caught officiating at funerals of the remarried, to the times he challenged the ban on contraception, to the times he ordered hospitals to admit lifelong partners of homosexuals into intensive care units, to the time he defended their right to adopt children, to the time he sanctioned the union of two men in Burundi facing imminent death due to Ebola, to the time he rose to the defense of the world's first artificially inseminated child when other cardinals had condemned her, to the time he threatened to break the chauvinistic backbone of the Roman Catholic Church:

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"God is the Father. More so, the Mother."*

            

                                                                John Paul I, September 10, 1978 

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Some claim the Vatican Bank had to do with his murder. Others claim the threat he was to the capitalistic tenets upon which the United States had been founded rallied the CIA to action. Others claim his threat to change doctrine that unfairly penalizes the everyday lives of innocent people drove Curia cardinals in the clandestine deed. Still others whisper his sexual orientation led to his premature demise. 

   ‘The Vatican Murders’ examines each of these possibilities and reveals the role each of them played in the mysterious death of the youngest pope to die in four hundred years... 

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"A monumental work of twentieth century capitalism as it was jointly embraced by the Vatican and the United States. Top-shelf CIA-Vatican intrigue."

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     Albino Luciani as a boy, as a priest (Italian Resistance), as a bishop, as a pope
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Coat-of-Arms upper right: The three stars stand for the attributes his atheist father built into him: compassion - courage - change.

    The six mounds in the foreground stand for the six Italian peaks for which he held the speed record when he became a bishop in 1958. He would scale his last peak 'Vigolana' at Trento (in the background of the headline photo top of page) six months before his death.    

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`cover portrait by Roberto Macedo Alves, Madeira Portugal 

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