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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cardinals visit Benedict XVI

On the night when he was elected as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis left the balcony and boarded a bus along with his fellow Cardinals for the short ride to the Casa Santa Marta where they were staying.

This afternoon, after conducting the Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of 14 new Cardinals, His Holiness hopped into a van, along with the newly-created Cardinals and made another short trip - this time to the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, within the walls of Vatican City.  Together, they visited briefly with Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI.

Inside the chapel at the Monastery, they had a brief encounter which concluded with the recitation of the Ave Maria.  Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI then imparted his blessing before the newly-created Cardinals returned to Casa Santa Marta.
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