Latest News Wires Papal beatification: Who was Pope Paul VI? (+video)

Like Pope Francis, Pope Paul VI shunned extravagancy, selling his tiara and giving the proceeds to the poor.

By , Associated Press

Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 world-wide church meetings which brought the Catholic Church into modern times. The parallels between Francis and Paul, and the divisive issues both men confronted, are significant. Here are 5 Things to Know about Paul VI.