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Friday, March 24, 2006

Domini Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae



Benedict's first consistory was held today, in which he imposed the red biretta on 15 new "senatores" of the Roman Church. As Cardinals, they make up the presbyterate of the Diocese of Rome and will take possession of their titular churches.

UPDATE: It's 'pilium rubrum' time again here in the Vatican. Time to find out more about the origin of words like 'Cardinals' 'Consistories' and also why we should use the word creation to appoint the Pope's closest advisors...

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