May 18, 2015. Msgr. Oscar Romero was adopted as a patron of Caritas Internationalis, according to an announcement that came just after the organization's General Assembly in Rome ended. The former Archbishop of San Salvador will be beatified on May 23, more than 35 years after he was assassinated while performing Mass.
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. Peter’s Basilica, when Benedict XVI walked in just moments before Saturday's consistory began.