A holy, peaceful and happy New Year to you, our beloved Holy Father Benedict and may God bless all who protect and defend you. With the assurance of the prayers, love and filial loyalty of all at this Anglo-French Oasis and at the Spiritual Mothers of Priests blog. In Jesus Christ, Emmanuel and our Saviour. Amen
Sacrosancta Ecclesia Dei - the Gates of Hell shall not prevail
Pontifical March - Anthem of the Holy See
A commenter on this second video seems to indicate a rumour that the Papal Gendarmes are to be given a stronger role in protecting the Pope. If true, it is excellent news.
Happy New Year again everyone. Follow the example of our wise and holy Pope. Long may he lead, guide, teach and counsel us. Be strong and of good courage.