Our friends over at NLM have eagle eyes for details in the liturgical eye-candy photos they so often post.
They noticed, for example, that Pope Benedict’s stemma, or coat-of-arms, is to be seen on the faldstool used on 31 December during 1st Vespers of Mary, Mother on God, followed by Benediction.
You can see Papa‘s coat-of-arms on the left, and Bl. Pope John XXIII’s stemma on the cope.
NLM also made the observation that the faldstool is back.
We are all pleased.