I do know that, from the very start of his career, Albino Luciani was promoted enthusiastically by Pope John XXIII (even before he was pope) and also by Paul VI, who named him Patriarch of Venice.
In 1973, a few months before Luciani was named a cardinal, Pope Paul VI famously took off his stole and placed it on Luciani’s shoulders — saying, “You deserve this stole”.
So, we know he was very close to the two architects of Vatican II and the New Mass... thus his decision to specifically name himself after the two popes of Vatican II. In his own words: “I shall be called John Paul. I have neither the ‘wisdom of the heart’ of Pope John, nor the preparation and culture of Pope Paul, but I am in their place."
Anyway, now we're supposed to be overwhelmed with joy that John Paul I has been beatified. I'm sorry, I mean no disrespect....but I can't get there. I know very little about the man, other than that he was a Vatican II guy with a close relationship with the Vatican II popes which, in my opinion, is precisely why Francis just beatified him.
Anyway, here's his official beatification portrait, in case you forgot what he looked like... or who he was... or what he did. Enjoy: