It appears that His Eminence has ditiched the Paul VI modern - art type ring he received from Pope Benedict XVI for the blue sapphire always traditionally given to Cardinals. Cardinal Burke is a great churchman.
The new rings were given the day after, on Sunday.
Hello there! May we use one of these photos on Wikipedia? Are you willing to release it into public domain?
Yes, of course, you have my permission to post any of them.
Thank You very much! Please keep up the good work with this blog!
Congratulations from St. Louis.
Congratulations to His Eminence!I would have loved to have been in Rome for something like this! But if I had the chance to greet any of the new Cardinals in person, I'd probably put my foot in my mouth and say something stupid. Oh well...You are so lucky, John, to be living in Rome!
Cardinal Burke would make a great Pope.
The rings Paul VI introduced (gold bands) are hideous compared to the sapphires Cardinals used to get.I was hoping that Pope Benedict would have allowed for a return of the cappa magnas for this year's consistory of new Cardinals.Perhaps next time.I hope there is a next time for him to create more cardinals. And a next, and a next after that!