.- The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff officially announced today the schedule for the consistory at which Pope Benedict XVI will create the 23 new cardinals.
The celebration will take place in St. Peter's Square at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, November 24. Courtesy visits to the new cardinals will take place on the same day from 4.30 to 6.30 p.m.
The following day, November 25, Pope Benedict XVI will also preside at a Eucharistic concelebration with the new cardinals at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square. During that Mass he will give them their ring of office.