Amazing how quickly ( or designedly?) the Mainstream Media Forgets :
Via BENEDICT BLOG:
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 08:49 PM PDT
Pope Benedict XVI made his first public appearance on the streets of Rome on Wednesday afternoon, April 20, as he visited his old apartment near Vatican City to transfer some belongings to his new home in the apostolic palace.
The newly elected Pope, clothed completely in the distinctive white vestments of the papacy, caught onlookers by surprise when he chose to travel on foot, walking the few hundred yards to the apartment in the Citta Leonina where he had lived for years. When the news spread that the Pontiff was walking through the city, hundreds of people quickly gathered, and he spent some time in front of the apartment building, greeting the people and blessing young children. Italian police and Vatican security officials did their best to control the crowd, preserving some breathing room for the Pontiff.
After a short stay in his old apartment, the Pontiff reappeared, entering a black car that was waiting for him at the entrance of the building. He paused again to wave to the crowd, turning slowly from one direction to another so that he could greet as many as possible. The crowd burst into cheers of "Long live the Pope!" and the chant that has already become familiar: "Benedetto!" Pope Benedict later commented that he was "very moved" as he resumed direct contact with the faithful.
As reported on April 20, 2005. Hat tip to Wheat and Weeds, providing a welcome reminder that -- contrary to the attempt of some to drive a wedge between the new pontiff and his predecessor -- "As with Vatican II, so with these papacies: we preach a hermeneutic of continuity, not one of rupture."
LET US HAVE AN END TO MEDIA MISCHIEF!