What happened to this? The Popes always used the three finger raised blessing (The 3 fingers up=Trinity, 2 fingers down=the 2 natures of Christ). Then it just kind of disappeared. Does anyone know when/why? Out of curiousity, not a critique.
JPII seemed to have used the 3 finger blessing early in his Pontificate (above pic in 1979). But, he seemed to have stopped doing it later on.
Benedict XVI has yet to bring it back