Re: Question On Pope Benedict's Crozier
Originally Posted by MAGDALENE27
I Was Just Wondering Why Our New Pope Benedict Has Pope John Paul II's Papal Crozier?
Did Pope John Paul Leave It To Him Or Is This
Passed On From One Pope To The Next?
Thanks And God Bless!
Actually, all of the Papal croziers belong to the Vatican. The one that John Paul II used was designed for John 23. Benedict is probably using it to signify that he is continuing with JPII's minstry of bringing the Gospel to the World.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
- Abraham Lincoln