(ROME) — Rome will be a sea of red on Saturday when Pope Benedict XVI inducts 22 new members into the College of Cardinals.
In a ceremony in St. Peters Basilica, the new cardinals will approach the Pope one by one, kneeling before him as he places the red, four-cornered cardinal’s birretta on their heads and slides a new cardinal’s ring on their fingers.
Two Americans will be among the 22 receiving the honor — Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, and Edwin O’Brien, the former Archbishop of Baltimore.
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