3 May 2013

"The Moment thats finally seen Avignon turned on its head" - Papa-emeritus Benedict returns to Vatican City.

From Rome Reports:



Coverage of Benedict's return by Vatican News


"the moment that's finally seen
Avignon turned on its head."

"In style with his own personal manner, Pope Francis left the formalities of a welcoming ceremony to Vatican authorities, who awaited the arrival of the Pope Emeritus at the Vatican heliport. These included Cardinals Bertello - President of the Governatorate, Bertone - Secretary of State, and Sodano - the deacon of the College of Cardinals as well as some bishops.

But Pope Francis was awaiting his predecessor at the entrance to the “Mater Ecclesiae” Monastery in the Vatican Gardens where Benedict will be residing. Together they preceded to the chapel for a brief moment of prayer."


Continue reading here.

Some analysis/commentary/opinion from the Vaticanista's:

John Thavis - The Vatican has a retired Pope in residence

Robert Moynihan - First photo of two Popes

Whispers in the Loggia - B16 Returns and One Vatican.....Two Popes

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