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Benedictus PP. XVI


Pope Benedict XVI in a winter choir dress on the central balcony of the Basilica of St. Peter, called the Loggia of …

Unto us a child is born

Holy Father Benedict XVI during the Holy Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican on the Nativity Night …


Pope Benedict XVI in a red chasuble of medieval style after the end of the funeral Mass celebrated for the soul of …


Benedict XVI in a paschal mozzetta giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, April 12, 2009.

At St. Sabina

Pope Benedict XVI during the Holy Mass celebrated on the Ash Wednesday in the Roman Basilica of St. Sabina on February 6, …

Urbi et Orbi 2007

Pope Benedict XVI blessing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day on December 25, 2007. Pope is wearing a mitre …

First vespers

Benedict XVI during the first Vespers of Advent, Anno Domini 2009, celebrated in the Basilica of St. Peter. The Holy Father is …


Pope Benedict XVI is kneeling at the faldstool of Leo XIII during the chant of the Litany of the Saints, Epiphany 2012.

In green

The Holy Mass for the opening of the Synod of Bishops and proclamation of St. John of Ávila and St. Hildegard of …


Pope Benedict XVI, dressed in a Paschal choir dress, during the Rosary prayer at St. Mary Major Basilica on May 26, 2011.

Palm Sunday 2008

Pope Benedict XVI in a cope with a morse (formale, morsus) of Leo XIII, hooked on a clasp fastening two flaps of …

Dies Cinerum

Holy Father Benedict XVI and Guido Marini, Master of Papal Liturgical Celebrations, during the Holy Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. …

Puer natus est nobis

Benedict XVI during the celebration of the Holy Mass on Christmas night in the Vatican Basilica in the Year of the Lord …

In Genoa

Benedict XVI in Genoa, May 18, 2008.

Sovereign Priest

October 21, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI sitting on the throne of Pius IX during the canonization Mass celebrated at St. Peter’s Square.

Stole of Pius IX

Benedict XVI in the stole of Pius IX during the meeting with Roman students, October 10, 2009.

On the throne

Benedict XVI during the Vespers and the solemn Te Deum at the end of the year of our Lord 2009.

Peter in front of Peter

Benedict XVI passes a statue of St. Peter as he arrives to celebrate a New Year’s Eve vespers service in St. Peter’s …

Pentecost 2008

Concelebrants spoil the picture, but it is still nice: first of all thanks to the wondrous vestments of pope and deacons. Unfortunately …

Chrism Mass

Pope Benedict XVI during the Chrism Mass, Maundy Thursday 2010.