Let us pray for our Most Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, 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. Amen.
V. Thou art Peter
R. And upon this Rock I will build My Church.
Let us pray
O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all the Faithful, graciously look down upon Thy servant Pope Benedict XVI, whom Thou hast been pleased to appoint Pastor over the Church, grant, we beseech Thee, both by word and example, he may edify those over whom he is set and together with the flock committed to his care, may attain eternal life, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.