Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Mass with Pope Benedict

An annual meeting which Josef Ratzinger held with his former students from days in Germany came to be held in Rome when he was elected as Benedict XVI in 2005.

This year, the students met in Rome again, at Castelgandolfo. Although Pope Benedict did not join their meetings, we discover through the wonderful world of the Internet that he did celebrate Mass for and with his students in the Vatican on 1st September.

These photographs shew Benedict's celebration of Mass. Amongst the "students" is the Cardinal-Archbishop of Vienna.

Photographs from the Facebook page Mons. Guido Marini.

Mass of Pope Benedict during the Confiteor.

Mass of Pope Benedict at the Doxology.

Pope Benedict leaving the Church where Mass was celebrated.
Accompanying him is Monsignor Ganswein.

Pope Benedict praying in the Church after the
celebration of Mass.