Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the funeral service for Austrian Cardinal Alfons Maria Stickler, at the Vatican, Friday Dec. 14, 2007. The former archivist and librarian at the Vatican, died Wednesday Dec. 12. He was 97. Pray for soul. I am grateful to the dear Cardinal for his book on celibacy, quite brilliant.
The Altar of the Chair is the main place for Papal Liturgies in St Peters, it really does look so dull, doesn't it?