His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Bishop of Rome, Patriarch of the West
Primate of Italy, Servant of the Servants of God

Born 16 April 1927 * Elected 19 April 2005


Prayer on the Election of
 Pope Benedict XVI

Father of providence,
look with love on Benedict, our Pope,
your appointed successor to St. Peter
on whom you built your Church.

May he be the visible center and foundation
of our unity in faith and love.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.


-- Sacramentary


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