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Newly Elected Pope Benedict XVI

Posted April. 20, 2005 23:27,   


The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI started his official work by holding a mass at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel on April 20. In his first sermon, he “thanked God” and vowed to modernize rituals, rearrange doctrine, and follow in the commitment of carrying out the Second Vatican Council’s reforms. The picture shows Pope Benedict XVI at St Peter’s balcony immediately after he was elected as the new pope.