Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:40 am
Pope tells new cardinals not to be lured by power
The Associated Press
Benedict celebrated a Mass on Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica with the cardinals he formally elevated a day earlier. The six hail from Colombia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, the Philippines and the U.S. - a broad geographic mix that helps even out the Europe-heavy College of Cardinals who will elect 85-year-old Benedict's successor.
In his homily, Benedict told his new collaborators that Jesus had no political ambitions. He said: "To be like Jesus, then, means not letting ourselves be allured by the worldly logic of power, but bringing into the world the light of truth and God's love."