"Habemus Papam" (WE HAVE A NEW POPE)

"Habemus Papam" (WE HAVE A NEW POPE)

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White smoke poured at the Sistine Chapel which signifies that a new pope has been elected, a 76 year old Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Cardinal of Argentina becoming the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years, he chose the name Francis, (St. Francis of Assisi), he appeared at the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica right after the official announcement "Hebemus Papam" a latin term for "We have a Pope" he address "Pray for me" to the ten thousand of people in attendance waiting for the new leader of the 1.2 Billion Roman Catholics all over the world. As his first act as Pope, he will visit Pope Emeritus(Pope Benedict IV). "Good night, and have a good rest," the Jesuit Pope said before going back into the palace.

Let me also share this prayer for the Pope

 O Lord, we are the millions of believers, humbly kneeling at Your feet and begging You to preserve, defend and save the Sovereign Pontiff for many years. He is the Father of the great fellowship of souls and our Father as well. On this day, as on every other day, he is praying for us also, and is offering unto You with holy fervor the sacred Victim of love and peace.

Wherefore, O Lord, turn Yourself toward us with eyes of pity; for we are now, as it were, forgetful of ourselves, and are praying above all for him. Unite our prayers with his and receive them into the bosom of Your infinite mercy, as a sweet savor of active and fruitful charity, whereby the children are united in the Church to their Father. All that he asks of You this day, we too ask it of You in unison with him.

Whether he weeps or rejoices, whether he hopes or offers himself as a victim of charity for his people, we desire to be united with him; even more, we desire that the cry of our hearts should be made one with his. Of Your great mercy grant, O Lord, that not one of us may be far from his mind and his heart in the hour that he prays and offers unto You the Sacrifice of Your blessed Son. At the moment when our venerable High Priest, holding in His hands the very Body of Jesus Christ, shall say to the people over the Chalice of benediction these words: “The peace of the Lord be with you always,” grant, O Lord, that Your sweet peace may come down upon our hearts and upon all the nations with new and manifest power. Amen.
(Written by Pope Leo XIII)

 ref: http://twoheartspress.com/?gclid=CKehiZ-H-7UCFWtV4godtlEAMQ

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Balut said…
"Habemus Papam" Thank God!
Sam D. said…
I watched the conclave live from the Vatican everyday until the new Pope was announced. It was a great experienced :)