The Albino Luciani Museum will make you learn about the life and teachings of POPE JOHN PAUL I. You will also discover the historical and environmental context in which he grew up as well as the events of other personalities who stood out in the arts, culture and religion.
The Museum is located in a 15th century building overlooking the main square of the village. It develops on 4 floors, carefully set up to create an innovative sensory journey.
It was born in 2006 from an idea of the local administration of Canale d’Agordo and from Msgr Sirio Da Corte, archpriest of Canale d’Agordo, to remember his most famous citizen properly.
The opening of the museum took place on 26 August 2006 by hand of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Secretary of State for Vatican. The museum is currently run by the Papa Luciani Foundation.
‘I didn’t know the museum of Canale d’Agordo. For me, it was an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. The historical reconstruction of the environment ,its events and protagonists is admirable. The didactic system is clear and efficient.The museum is indeed an example of how one can get significant results working with passion and intelligence, despite few resources.’
Prof. Antonio Paolucci, former director of the Vatican Museums and former Minister of Cultural Heritage of Italy, 28 July 2017
‘On the occasion of our visit to Canale with the Patriarchal Seminary of Venice, the memory of Albino Luciani, John Paul I, is still alive through his episcopal motto: Humilitas! Si, Humilitas omnia resolvitur.’
Msgr Francesco Moraglia, Patriarch of Venice, 31 July 2017
‘Magis ostensus quam datus! (More shown than given!) But those 33 days have always been alive in the hearts of all the faithful.’
Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, former governor of the Vatican State, 11 August 2017.