The Papal Tiara
“Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II never had a Papal Coronation or wore the papal tiara…” – The Papal Tiara: The Authority and Power of The Pope By Sergio Becerra II
Abortion and female priesthood
His views on abortion and female priesthood were the same traditional views of the church.
“We wish to continue the ecumenical thrust, which we consider a final directive from our immediate Predecessors.” – L’ Osservatore Romano, Aug. 31, 1978, p. 6.
He was the first modern pope to speak in the singular from, using ‘I’ (while referring to himself and the papacy) instead of the royal ‘we (Noi),’ though the official records of his speeches were often rewritten in more formal style by traditionalist aides, who reinstated the royal ‘we’ on press releases and in L’Osseevatore Romano. – Catholic Church Milestones By William Frank Smith page 84
As a cardinal, he had did congratulate the parents of the first test-tube baby Louise Brow but many often that this out of context and said he was being radical. Here you can read the full interview and get a better understanding of his view.
“In February 1974 he (JPI) gave an interview to the Venetian daily Il Gazzettino in which he made a statement that would have had incalculable implications had his papacy not been cut short. He reminded Catholics that they were obliged to abide by Humanae Vitae, then he added: ‘However, the practical difficulties remain. When the faithful tell me about them, I understand them very well. If I were the ‘divine master of the law’, I would abolish the law.'” – God’s Candidate by Paul Spackman, pg. 63-4
Luciani made a thorough study of “responsible parenthood” and consulted with many doctors and theologians. Like John XXIII and Paul VI, Luciani had studied the possibility of the “pill” being used as a “natural” method of regulating births. – Raymond and Lauretta Seabeck, The Smiling Pope, p. 35.
“The Church should not have power nor possess wealth… How beautiful it would have been if the pope had himself voluntarily renounced all temporal power!” -John Paul Luigi Accattoli, When A Pope Asks Forgiveness, p. 44.
Bank and Masons rumors
John Paul I wanted to clear out over 114 well known high ranking Freemasons (the vast majority being Cardinals), then he would restack the decks, sweep clean the dead wood, sell of all Vatican treasures and try and regain control of his church and what was left of its battered integrity, after the Marcinkus scandal (Yallop, p. 23.)
It has often been thought he was planning to revolutionize many facets of Vatican, especially Vatican’s hierarchy, and that he also planned to start investigations on Vatican’s involvement in money laundering through its bank, Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) AKA “Banca vaticana”. Even said to go as far as to look into the Vatican’s connections with the Mafia and Masonic lodges and to replace Villot himself with Benelli.
If this is true then many powerful men; Cardinals, Archbishops, Monsignori, and laity, was at high risk. As a priest, bishop and cardinal Luciani was said that he, uniquely in Italy for that time, allowed the civil authorities to prosecute two priests of his diocese who had been guilty of stealing from their parishioners. Luciani said to have come up against the brute force and arrogance of Archbishop Paul Marckinus when he took over the Catholic Bank of the Veneto to pay off Vatican creditors. Luciani is said to go to the extent to drove to Rome to plead with an ailing Pope Paul VI who said he could do nothing about it.