It has only struck me today that photos of Benedict XVI, Bishop Emeritus of Rome, are now going to be very few and far between. Very few. His cloistering with the Cross has begun.
The Vatican website has posted a charming online photobook as a tribute to the quondam pontiff. The link below will take you there. Click on the title page to enter, thereafter the top right corner to turn the pages.
I’m still finding his living absence hard to take in.
He wasn’t an extrovert like Bl John Paul II, who as a former actor could work the crowd like no pope before him (save St Peter!). But in one thing he could certainly cut a dash – hats. He knew the value of a good hat (and below he even wears a cap from my from my former employer, the New South Wales’ Police Force – hello VKG Sydney!) click the images for a bigger view
He gave a few as gifts too…