Pope Paul VI: Leading The Council And The Church

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After John XXIII died, Pope Paul VI took over leading the Council and the Church universal. By selling the Papal tiara, the crown worn by popes, and giving the money to the poor,957 Paul VI confirmed a servant style of leadership in accordance with the ancient papal title, “A servant of the servants of God” used by Pope St. Gregory the Great (590-604). One way he served the people of God was by overseeing the revision of the liturgy. This culminated in 1969 when he approved a new “ordinary” of the Roman Rite Mass.958
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