His Holiness Pope Francis
266th Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church
Elected March 13, 2013
Look with favor upon our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, as he begins his mission as Shepherd of the Universal Church.
May he be a holy servant, a strong leader, and a faith-filled guardian of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
As the Vicar of Christ and successor of Saint Peter, may be be filled with zeal for the truth and may his heart be filled with deep compassion and love for the least ones among us.
May he experience your peace and grace in abundance, as you pour forth upon him your spiritual gifts of wisdom, understanding, wonder and awe, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, and piety.
O Beloved Holy Spirit, bless and watch over our new Pope, and be with him, and us, as we begin this new journey of faith together.
We ask these things through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.