Pope Benedict XVI presents a pallium to Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput during a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican June 29. The pope gave 44 archbishops the woolen pallium as a sign of their communion with him and their pastoral responsibility as shepherds.
Archbishop Chaput processes into St. Peter’s Basilica with 43 other archbishops at the start of Mass.
The main altar and balduccino in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Archbishop Chaput pauses before a statue of the Madonna and Child before he approaches Pope Benedict to receive the pallium.
The holy father places the pallium, a woven band of lamb’s wool, over the shoulders of Archbishop Chaput.
Pilgrims from Philadelphia in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The Archbishop greets well-wishers after the liturgy.
Archbishop Chaput speaks with pilgrims at the Vatican June 29.
Archbishop Charles Chaput ordained Sean Loomis, John Stokely and Thomas Viviano to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Saturday, May 18 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.