The Pope thanked God for a long life and paid tribute to his family yesterday as at least 100,000 wellwishers gathered to wish him a happy 80th birthday in the Vatican.
The Pope, dressed in his bright red robes, was joined by the college of cardinals also resplendent in their crimson vestments for the Mass, led by cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican secretary of state.
Also from the Telegraph:
A picture of His Holiness wearing his 'bright red robes' (sic).
St Ignatius of Loyola once wrote:
To be right in everything, we ought always to hold that the white which I see, is black, if the Hierarchical Church so decides it, believing that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Bride, there is the same Spirit which governs and directs us for the salvation of our souls. Because by the same Spirit and our Lord Who gave the ten Commandments, our holy Mother the Church is directed and governed.Thankfully, we don't have to believe the Daily Telegraph when it tells us that white is red.