"Before greeting you personally I would like to tell you all that I will continue to be near to you in prayer, especially in the coming days, so that you may be fully docile to the Holy Spirit's action in electing the new Pope. May the Lord show you what He wills. Among you, among the College of Cardinals, is also the future Pope, to whom I already today promise my unconditioned reverence and obedience."
Friday, March 1, 2013
A staff member here led me to this very thoughtful reflection on all the many commentators who are making statements about what we should be looking for in the next Pope. His conclusions make me think of our Pope-Emeritus' remarks to the College of Cardinals yesterday morning, which movingly ended: