Pope Benedict XVI imposed the sacred pallium on 43 new metropolitan archbishops this morning at a Mass in St. Peter's basilica on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.
For three other prelates, the Vatican said the sacred pallium will be delivered in their metropolitan locations.
The Holy Father concelebrated the Mass with the new metropolitan archbishops and delivered the homily below.
As usual on the occasion of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, ecumenical leaders were also present at the Mass. Special for this year was a contribution from the Choir of Westminster Abbey, who sang alongside the Sistine Chapel Choir. Pope Benedict was reported to be particularly impressed with...READ MORE