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FRANCISCUS

13 March 2013

 

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum;
habemus Papam:

Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Georgium Marium
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Bergoglio
qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum

Stemma Papa Francesco

Greetings to the Holy Father

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Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi":

Brothers and sisters, good evening!

You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop.  It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome.  The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop.  Thank you!      And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him. 

Our Father...

Hail Mary...

Glory Be...

And now, we take up this journey:  Bishop and People.  This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches.  A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us.  Let us always pray for one another.  Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity.  It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city. 

And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop.  Let us make, in silence, this prayer:  your prayer over me. 

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Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.

[Blessing]

Brothers and sisters, I leave you now.  Thank you for your welcome.  Pray for me and until we meet again.  We will see each other soon.  Tomorrow I wish to go and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome.  Good night and sleep well!

 

Prayer of the Holy Father Pope Francis to the Salus Populi Romani (Basilica of Saint Mary Major, 14 March 2013)

"Missa pro Ecclesia" with the Cardinal electors (14 March 2013)

Audience with the College of Cardinals (15 March 2013) (Video)
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Audience with the media representatives (16 March 2013) (Video)
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Holy Mass in the Parish of St. Anna in the Vatican (17 March 2013) (Video)
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Angelus, 17 March 2013 (Video)
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Mass for the inauguration of the Pontificate (19 March 2013) (Video)
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Audience with representatives of Churches and Ecclesial Communities and of other Religions (20 March 2013) (Video)
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Audience with the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See (22 March 2013) (Video)
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  • Benedictus XVI - Apostolic Letter issued "Motu Proprio" reinstating the traditional norms for the majority required to elect the Supreme Pontiff (June 11, 2007)
    [French, Latin]