The Chair of Peter,
the Holy See of Rome,
upon the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict to the college of Cardinals:
"Among Us Is the New Pope... To Whom I Pledge My Obedience"
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Let us commit to dedicated prayer:
+ for the Cardinals preparing to begin their deliberation for a new Pope,
+for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,
+ for the Catholic Church universal,
+ May we be renewed through fasting, prayer and almsgiving during this joyful season of Lent.