Today the Holy Father consecrated four new bishops.
Pianeta by pianeta.
I’m just sayin’
Prayers for the new bishops.
More images from the video feed.
Nice to see that they have been bringing out some of the splendors of the papal sacristy.
The Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, His Eminence Marc Card. Ouellet (future pope?) makes the formal request that the four priests be raised to the “onus” of bishop. The Holy Father responded “Libentissime“.
Litany of Saints
The new bishops get their gear: the book, the ring, the miter, the staff.
Then they are seated in a “cathedra”, because they are teachers.
When Pope Benedict and Bishop Gänswein exchanged greetings, the latter seemed rather moved.
Heading down to greet other bishops.
More about Gänswein’s stemma, HERE.