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Pope, new Cardinals visit Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Francis stands next Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI to introduce him the new cardinals following the consistory ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica - REUTERS

Pope Francis stands next Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI to introduce him the new cardinals following the consistory ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica - REUTERS

19/11/2016 15:00

(Vatican Radio)  At the conclusion of the Consistory celebration on Saturday, Pope Francis made a visit to Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI along with 16 of the 17 new cardinals he had just created.

The 16 red-hatted men, led by white-hatted Pope Francis, boarded two buses and made the short journey from St. Peter’s Basilica to the Chapel of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.

There they were greeted by Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI.

The one new Cardinal missing from the group was the 87-year-old bishop from Lesotho, Africa - Sebastian Koto Khoarai, OMI.

Cardinal Khoarai did not make the trip to Rome due to his advanced age and infirmity and shall receive the insignia of his new office by Papal emissary.

19/11/2016 15:00