As you’ve probably already heard, Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down from the chair of St. Peter in less than a week. Please join the Newman Center and Catholics all around the world in this prayer for the next Pope:
O God, eternal shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care,
grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.