Whispers in the Loggia – For All the Cardinals, “The Demanding Responsibility To Bear Witness”

Here below, the Pope‘s homily at this morning’s Mass concelebrated with the new intake of the College of Cardinals on this solemnity of Christ the King.

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Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members whom, following tradition, I have invited to celebrate the Eucharist with me this morning. I greet each of them most cordially and I thank Cardinal James Michael Harvey for the gracious words which he addressed to me in the name of all. I greet the other Cardinals and Bishops present, as well as the distinguished civil Authorities, Ambassadors, priests, religious and all the faithful, especially those coming from the Dioceses entrusted to the pastoral care of the new Cardinals.

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