|Consecration of Monsignor Parolin|
by Pope Benedict in 2009.
Italian by birth, the 58 year old Archbishop had previously been an official of the Secretariat of State during the Pontificates of the Blessed John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
On 12th September, 2009, Pope Benedict consecrated Parolin a bishop along with four other prelates, in Saint Peter's Basilica.
Photographs taken at the Consecration are shewn adjacent.
Images Copyright Spaziani.