Saturday, March 20, 2010

Paul VI on the Tiara

"Finally, the new pontiff is to be crowned by the senior cardinal deacon. Within a suitable period, he is also to take possession, in the prescribed manner, of the Patriarchal Archbasilica of the Lateran."

-Pope Paul VI (Apostolic Constitution on the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the Election of the Roman Pontiff issued on October 1, 1975).


  1. Strange... So we completely have JP1 to blame?

  2. JPII did neither. JPI at least took possession of Lateran, or mind you so I heard.