By Deborah Castellano Lubov

Following the Consistory, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was visited by the new Cardinals created on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 by Pope Francis.

After leaving the Vatican Basilica, they went together with Pope Francis to the “Mater Ecclesiae” Monastery in the Vatican Gardens, where Benedict XVI lives.

The thirteen new members of the College of Cardinals are:  Bishop  Mario Grech, Secretary-General of the Synod of Bishops; Bishop  Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Archbishop  Antoine Kambanda of Kigali, Rwanda; Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington; Archbishop José Advincula of Capiz, Philippines; Archbishop Celestino Aós Braco of Santiago de Chile; Bishop Cornelius Sim, titular Bishop of  Puzia di Numidia and Vicar Apostolic of Brunei, Kuala Lumpur; Archbishop Augusto Paolo Lojudice of Siena-Colle Val d’Elsa-Montalcino; Fra Mauro Gambetti, Conventual Franciscan, Custodian of the Sacred Convent of Assisi.

The prelates just created new Cardinal Emerituses, due to their advanced age, are: Bishop  Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, Bishop emeritus of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico; Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, titular Archbishop of Asolo, Apostolic Nuncio; Fra Raniero Cantalamessa, Capuchin, Preacher of the Papal Household; Msgr Enrico Feroci, parish priest of Holy Mary of the Divine Love in Castel di Leva.

Cardinal Sim of Brunei and Cardinal Advincula of the Philippines were unable to travel to Rome for the consistory due to the global COVID19 pandemic.

In consideration of the health dispositions in force at present, given the COVID-19 pandemic, the usual courtesy visits did not take place.

The new cardinals created in the recent consistories also went to visit the Pope Emeritus.

Photos provided by Vatican Media showed a warm encounter between the Pope, Pope Emeritus and new cardinals.

The Photos provided in this article are all Vatican Media copyright.

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