WHAT THE POPE MODELS HAS POWER! IT ALL BEGAN ON MARCH 7, 1964 AND LED TO 1960'S ICONOCLASM OF GREAT ALTARS
If there was ever a picture of iconoclasm this is it. The idea that the Mass had to be as close to the people as possible, not only in language but also where the altar is placed, it is captured here and by Blessed Pope Paul VI.
Please note that the old high altar behind where the pope is standing is stripped and this new altar is placed in the nave on a platform and looks more like a table, a meal.
This very same church today has a more traditional look although greatly renovated, but still beautiful if you watch the video of the Mass with Pope Francis some 50 years later.