Thursday, May 02, 2013

One Vatican... Two Popes

At the end of a cataclysmic 80 days, with B16's welcome by his successor to the Pope-emeritus' new home in the Vatican Gardens, perhaps this afternoon is the moment that's finally seen Avignon turned on its head.

Received by the Cardinal-Dean Angelo Sodano and the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone SDB, on his evening touchdown at the Vatican heliport – clad in the scaled-down robes agreed upon before his February resignation – no video of the ex-pontiff's return was released by the Holy See, only the photo seen at left.

PHOTO: L'Osservatore Romano