Let us Give Thanks to God for the election of a Pastoral Pope.
Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd, Francis, a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care, may he as successor to St Peter and vicar of Christ, build your Church into a sacrament of unity, love and peace for the world.
Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.