From Saint Peter's Basilica on the first Sunday of Advent.
Holy Mass presided over by Pope Francis with 13 new Cardinals.
- Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops
- Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
- Antoine Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali, Rwanda
- Wilton Daniel Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, United States
- Jose Fuerte Advincula, Archbishop of Capiz, Philippines
- Celestino Aós Braco, Archbishop of Santiago, Chile
- Cornelius Sim, Apostolic Vicar of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
- Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Archbishop of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino, Italy
- Mauro Gambetti, Custos emeritus of the Sacred Convent of Assisi, Italy
- Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, Bishop Emeritus of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico
- Silvano Maria Tomasi, Special Delegate to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
- Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher for the Papal Household
- Enrico Feroci, Parish priest for Santa Maria del Divino Amore a Castel di Leva, Italy