Pope Benedict XVI

Yesterday, as I saw our beloved Pope Benedict XVI saying his farewell, my eyes swelled with tears and my heart felt heavy. I don’t have enough words to thank our beloved Papa for all that he has done for Christ’s Church.

Pope Benedict XVI  in Castel Gandolfo
Pope Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo – Copyright: catholicnews.org.uk

His last tweet was as follows:
“Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.”
— His Holiness Benedict XVI

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And here is a video of His Holiness Benedict XVI’s last speech as Pope.

These words have touched my heart profoundly:

I am simply a pilgrim that begins his last phase on this Earth. I would like to, with all my heart, my prayer and my reflection, with all the strength inside me, work for the common good and the good of the Church and humanity. I feel very supported by your sympathy. Lets move forward together, with the Lord, for the good of the Church and the world. Let us go forward with the Lord for the good of the Church and the world. Thank you. I now wholeheartedly impart my blessing.”
— His Holiness Benedict XVI

Let us continue to pray for our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. We can also continue praying for the intentions of the Holy Father for this month.

Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI
O God, true shepherd of all the faithful, look with kindness on your servant Pope Benedict XVI, whom you set as head and shepherd of your Church.
We give you thanks for your grace at work in him as he has led us by word and example: in his teaching, in his prayer, and in his great love.
Grant him your strength in frailty, comfort in sorrow, and serenity amid the trials of this world; and guide your Church, built on the rock of Peter, with the power of your Spirit as we continue on the path that leads to you.
Through Christ our Lord.

Prayer Source: USCCB Website

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