Elevation to cardinal
William Levada, formerly the archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Ore., delivered introductory remarks to the pope on behalf of all the new cardinals, saying they gave Benedict their unconditional loyalty, 'free of concern for ourselves and our own lives, as this scarlet (robe) unceasingly reminds and warns us.'
Under the statue
of Saint Peter
William Levada, formerly the archbishop of San Francisco and Portland, Ore., delivered introductory remarks to the pope on behalf of all the new cardinals, saying they gave Benedict their unconditional loyalty, "free of concern for ourselves and our own lives, as this scarlet (robe) unceasingly reminds and warns us."
(AP Photo)