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Pope emeritus to new Cardinals: Remember the value of fidelity to the Pope

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Statement to journalists from the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni:

This evening, Saturday 5 October 2019, at the end of the celebration of the Ordinary Public Consistory, the Holy Father and the new Cardinals went by bus to the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery to meet with the Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI.

After a brief greeting, in which he reminded the new cardinals of the value of fidelity to the Pope, Benedict XVI, together with Pope Francis, gave them a blessing.

Afterwards, the thirteen new Cardinals went to the Paul VI Hall and the Apostolic Palace for the Courtesy Visits, while Pope Francis returned to Casa Santa Marta.

05 October 2019, 18:16