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Benedict looks on Pope Francis inducts new cardinals

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 01:17

Feb. 22 - Pope Francis urged 19 freshman cardinals to shun rivalries and factions at an induction ceremony where his predecessor, Pope Benedict, made a surprise appearance. Gavino Garay reports.

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As Pope Francis appoints 19 new cardinals from around the world at the Vatican -- he's not the only pope in Saint Peter's Basilica... Pope Emeritus Benedict makes a surprise appearance at the papal ceremony. While those present were encouraged not to clap, Francis' former predecessor was given an unexpected round of applause. The surprise visit aside -- Pope Francis is urging the newly appointed cardinals to do away with internal rivalries, which had plagued Benedict's papacy. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) POPE FRANCIS SAYING: "I will tell you what the Church needs: she needs you, your cooperation, and even more your communion, with me and among yourselves." Cardinals play a critical role and serve as the Pope's closest advisors. Some of the new appointees will join existing cardinals, and will be eligible to take part in the election of a future pope. It makes for a unique atmosphere here at the Vatican where a current pope, former pope, and potential future pope are all present at once.

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Benedict looks on Pope Francis inducts new cardinals

Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 01:17