Benediction and Te Deum at the Seminary, 2008

On Thursday, July 3, 2008, following the Priestly Ordinations, the Institute held its jubilant celebration of the week's events with Solemn Benediction and the singing of the Te Deum.

Presiding over Benediction was His Eminence Silvano Cardinal Piovanelli, Archbishop Emeritus of Florence, who first welcomed the Institute in the Archdiocese of Florence eighteen years ago, in 1990. Also present were the ordaining bishops, the Most Rev. Raymond L. Burke, newly appointed Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura and the most Rev. Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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