Beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict made his first full public appearance at the Consistory related to the elevation of 19 new Cardinals, showing again his humility and the excellence of relationship with Pope Francis. Here are a few pictures to enjoy:
The white robed figure of Pope Emeritus Benedict can be seen in the front center row, at the right end, right in front of the ambo.
Applause greeted the acknowledgement of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s presence. Well known for not wanting applause in church, he lowered his eyes until he finally looked up and smiled toward Pope Francis, who returned the smile.
The warmth between himself and Pope Francis shows in their greeting. Notice too, in the picture below, Pope Emeritus Benedict uncovers his head as a sign of respect and obedience to Pope Francis.