Benedictus PP. XVI

Benedictus XVI

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His Holiness Benedict XVI kneeling at the faldstool, decorated with his coat of arms in the centre, during the chant of Credo at the Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican on Christmas Eve A.D. 2012. A fanon is visible on the chasuble, one of the few elements characteristic of the old papal liturgy, which was restored during this pontificate.