Benedictus PP. XVI

Urbi et Orbi 2012

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Holy Father Benedict XVI in a winter choir dress while giving a festive blessing to the City and the World (Urbi et Orbi) from the Loggia of the Blessings of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on the first day of Christmas A.D. 2012. Behind the pope, one can see the backrest of the throne of Leo XIII with his coat of arms supported by cherubs.