Ma quali polemiche? A parte Orbis Catholicus, il forum di Cattoliciromani e pochissimi altri, della reintroduzione del fanone non se n'è accorto nessuno. Men che meno se ne accorge il fedele medio.
This photo is right on the cusp of the changes: Still wearing full pontificals, we see the maniple in the Missal, the Pope having just kissed the Gospel reading for the day, the Pontificale rests on the altar; Concelebrating priests are behind what seems to be an altar facing the congregation, bedecked with microphones... How disconnected it all seems now to me.
I think those are the 6 new bishops he consecrated at an outdoor mass in Bombay.Microphones had been present on altars long before Paul VI. I remember seeing pictures of microphoes on the altar with Pius XII as celebrant.