April 7, 2015. Pope Francis has appointed Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. to be Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita (Venezuela). The Pope has also appointed Vincent Aind to be Bishop of Bagdogra (India).
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.