Saturday, May 04, 2013

Retired Pope Benedict Welcomed Back to Vatican

For the first time in history, the Vatican is hosting a current pope (Pope Francis) and a retired pope (Benedict XIV), as the latter has returned now that his new home has been remodeled.

From Catholic News Service:
Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor, retired Pope Benedict XVI, to the Vatican May 2 outside the convent remodeled for the 86-year-old retired pontiff and five aides. Pope Francis and Pope Benedict entered the convent's chapel together "for a brief moment of prayer," said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman.
Read more: Catholic News Service