Here are some impressions of this morning's celebration.
The ceremony is begun with a fanfare from the inner loggia of St. Peter's Basilica:
The Holy Father pronounces the formula of creation:
Itaque auctoritate omnipotentis Dei, sanctorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli ac Nostra hos venerabiles Fratres creamus et sollemniter enuntiamus Sanctæ
Romanæ Ecclesiæ Cardinales.
Cardinal Amato delivering the address of homage on behalf of the newly created cardinals:
The Gospel is sung:
The new cardinals swear their oath of fealty towrds the Supreme Pontiff and his successors:
Now the Holy Father imposes the red birettas and assigns the titular churches, using the formula:
Ad honorem Dei omnipotentis et sanctorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli, tibi committimus Titulum (vel Diaconiam) N. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. R. Amen.
You can find a list of the titular churches assigned here.
Cardinal Burke, who was assigned S. Agata de’ Goti, the former titular church of the great Papal Master of Ceremonies Enrico Dante and, I might add, of the great bishop of my own diocese, Konrad Count of Preysing, as well as of Giuseppe Pecci, the brother of pope Leo XIII, and of Ercole Consalvi, the famous Secretary of State of Pius VII:
Cardinal Marx, the Pope's successor as Archbishop of Munich and Freising:
The new cardinals exchange the sign of peace with the other cardinals: