Pope Paul VI To Be Beatified

On October 19 Pope Francis will beatify Giovanni Battista Montini, also known as Pope Paul VI whose pontificate lasted from 1963-1978. He presided over three of the four session of Vatican II and is really the one responsible for most of the reform and simplification of the Church’s liturgy and ceremonial practices.

In his coat of arms the six hillocks in base are a play on his family name, Montini, which means “little mountains”.

Paul VI

1 thought on “Pope Paul VI To Be Beatified

  1. Éamonn

    This coat of arms is frequently encountered in Tesco supermarkets in the UK and Ireland. It appears on their in-house Chateauneuf du Pape. A little anachronistic, perhaps.


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