The new successor of St. Peter, Bishop of Rome, Supreme Pontiff and Vicar of Christ, has just been announced at the Vatican by the Cardinal Protodeacon, His Eminence Jean-Louis Tauranhas.
The conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina as the Sovereign Pontiff, who has taken the name of Pope Francis.
Let us pray for the new Holy Father, that he will fulfill the duty of his papal office and properly govern, protect and promote the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer for the Sovereign Pontiff
V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro N.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. (Ps 40:3)
Pater Noster, Ave Maria
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum N., quem pastorem Ecclesiæ tuæ præesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quæsumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus præest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.
V. Let us pray for N, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. (Ps 40:3)
Our Father, Hail Mary
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant N, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.