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Pope: Mass with new Cardinals

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 19:  Pope Benedict XVI arrives to the  St. Peter's Basilica to attend  a mass with  newly appointed cardinals on February 19, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 84 year old Pontiff installed 22 new cardinals during his fourth concistory, who will be responsible for choosing his sucessor.
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Pope: Mass with new Cardinals

Pope Benedict XVI was the principal celebrant at Mass on Sunday morning in St. Peter’s Basilica, with the twenty-two Cardinals he created the day before during the course of an Ordinary Public Consistory he had called for just that purpose. ...»

 Cardinals are entrusted with the service of love, says Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI presided in a consistory on Saturday during which he created 22 new cardinals, including the archbishops of New York, Prague, Hong Kong and Toronto as well as the heads of several Vatican offices.
Following the opening prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel, the Holy Father pronounced his homily at the ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica.
The pope said the new cardinals are entrusted with the service of love: love ...»

Full text: Pope's homily at Mass with new Cardinals

Below is the full text of Pope Benedict XVI's homily at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, with the newly-created Cardinals.


Dear Cardinals,
Brother Bishops and Priests,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On this solemnity of the Chair of Saint 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 ...»