Monday, 6 May 2013

Popes at Prayer

In the Mater Ecclesiæ chapel.
On 2nd May, Benedict XVI returned from Castelgandolfo to take up his new residence at the Mater Ecclesiæ Convent in the grounds of the Vatican. He was welcomed back to the Vatican by his successor, Pope Francis, who is living within easy walking distance of Benedict's home.

Another lovely photograph has emerged of the two Popes praying together in the newly-arranged chapel at Mater Ecclesiæ.  We notice a prominent Crucifix and an altar arranged for the celebration of Mass ad orientem in this simple and small chapel.