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Consistory has surprise guest: Benedict XVI!

As Pope Francis got ready to create 19 new cardinals in his first consistory, he walked over to Benedict XVI and hugged him.

 

 

 

Wearing a white coat,  Benedict XVI sat next to cardinals, in the Basilica's front row.

 

 

 

A round of applause erupted in St. Peterâ??s Basilica, when Benedict XVI walked in just moments before Saturday's consistory began.

 

 

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