While we’re on the subject of popes, here’s our front page from October 17, 1978. Pope John Paul II had been elected the previous day.
1978 was a Year of Three Popes; John Paul II’s predecessor, John Paul I, was pope for only 33 days. 
Here’s more front-page coverage of past popes, going back to the election of Pius X in 1903.

While we’re on the subject of popes, here’s our front page from October 17, 1978. Pope John Paul II had been elected the previous day.

1978 was a Year of Three Popes; John Paul II’s predecessor, John Paul I, was pope for only 33 days. 

Here’s more front-page coverage of past popes, going back to the election of Pius X in 1903.

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