His Holiness Benedict XVI made a public appearance during the consistory this morning, Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, when Francis gave the news Cardinals their new stuff.
This is clearly the “dress rehearsal” for the canonization of John Paul II in April: how to have a public appearance… test the reaction.
Some captures from CTV:
Lots of photos at La Stampa HERE, including images of cardinals removing their zucchettos and kissing his ring. The “Benedict is still Pope!” crowd may lose their minds.