A Cardinal Creating Consistory Attended By Two Popes — Albeit, Ratzinger, An Ex-. This I Am Very Sure Is A First!
by Anura Guruge
>> Loris Francesco Capovilla … —
>> Feb. 22, 2014.
>> Got Pietro Parolin right …
>> — Jan. 12, 2014.
>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>> — Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL —
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>> — Oct. 26, 2012.
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Yes, of course, we have had instances of ex-popes in the past BUT none of them got the ‘royal’ deference that ex-pope Ratzinger is being afforded. [The title that he assumed ‘Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI‘ is incorrect and as such invalid. That is why I refuse to use it. ‘Benedict XVI‘, categorically and canonically, was his PAPAL NAME. When he ceased to be pope he lost that name.]
I am sure this is a first. Two popes at a cardinal creating consistory.
Historic. So please take note.