New cardinals lined up at the altar as Pope Benedict XVI said Mass at the Vatican. He will celebrate the first anniversary of his pontificate soon and has demonstrated he sees an expanded role for cardinals.

Pope sees expanded role for cardinals

O'Malley receives pontiff's new ring

By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / March 26, 2006

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VATICAN CITY -- Giving each of his new cardinals a gold ring that symbolizes their bond to the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI yesterday used an ancient ritual to reinforce a modern point: He intends to rely ever more heavily on cardinals for advice. (Full article: 1187 words)

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