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Pope Francis and New Cardinals Visit Benedict XVI

Visit After Consistory Creating 14 New Cardinals

Few can forget the images of the newly elected Pope Francis boarding the bus to return to his room with the Cardinals who had just elected him Pope.

On June 28, 2018, Francis took another short road trip, this time by van, escorting the new cardinals just created in a call on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

After the Consistory, there was the meeting at the monastery “Mater Ecclesiae,” where Benedict has been living, between Francis, the new cardinals and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. In the chapel, all together they recited the Ave Maria. After a brief greeting and the blessing of Pope Benedict, the 14 new cardinals returned to Paul VI Hall.

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