HABEMUS PAPAM! All the bells rang in celebration at 6pm here in Rome and in the world. In his first address to the People gathered in St. Peter's Square and to the whole world the New Pope said he would be grateful for our prayers to sustain him in his new mission as Pope.
So here I am to ask you, my dear friends, to join me in this prayer. May the Holy Spirit be with him always and guide him in his delicate task.
If you have watched the tv you may have seen that precisely in the moment when Pope Benedictus XVI appeared on the balcony of the Basilica the sun broke through the clouds. I think this is a wonderful sign from Above.
May the new Pope be illuminated and enjoy good health to continue the great work of Pope John Paul II, who will always be cherished as a most enlightened Head of the Catholic Church and Man of Peace.
We rejoice and celebrate the New Pope in welcoming him into our hearts.
God bless you all.