What’s in a Papal Name?

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By choosing a new name, every new Pope signals, in a simple but profound way, the vision they see for their leadership. It reveals their own personal reading of the “sign of the times.” At the end of Vatican II, when made Pope, Cardinal Giovanni Montini chose the name Paul VI, signaling that he saw his role as a time …

timgrayWhat’s in a Papal Name?