Benedictus PP. XVI

Te Deum 2010

Holy Father Benedict XVI descending from the steps of the throne, assisted by two papal masters of ceremonies, St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, December 31, 2010. During solemn Vespers at the end of the year, the pope is dressed in a white cope. In this case it is a shortened mantum with the coat of arms of John XXIII, on whose clasp a decorative buckle (morsus, formale) is attached.