TODAY   |  February 22, 2014

Former pontiff joins Pope Francis at the Vatican

At St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the former Pope Benedict joined Pope Francis in a papal rite, the former pontiff’s first such ceremony since his resignation a year ago. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>> an unprecedented scene at the vatican today. former pope benedict joined pope francis at a ceremony to appoint 19 new cardinals. worshipers greeted the former pope with tears and applause. it's the first time the two popes have appeared together at a lit yurgeal ceremony since pope benedict stepped down one year ago.