On Feb. 19, Pope Benedict XVI gave this homily at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, with the newly created cardinals:
Brother bishops and priests, dear brothers and sisters:
On this solemnity of the Chair of St. Peter, we have the joy of gathering around the altar of the Lord together with the new cardinals, whom yesterday I incorporated into the College of Cardinals. It is to them, first of all, that I offer my cordial greetings and I thank Cardinal Fernando Filoni for the gracious words he has addressed to me in the name of all.
I extend my greetings to the other cardinals and all the bishops present, as well as to the distinguished authorities, ambassadors, priests,...READ MORE