VATICAN CITY (CNS) — On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for their support and assuring them that he would remain in their service even in retirement.
“I will continue to accompany the path of the church with prayer and reflection, with that dedication to the Lord and to his bride that I have tried to live every day till now and that I want to live always,” the pope told a crowd in St. Peter’s Square Feb. 27, the eve of his resignation. (Continue reading…)
In the meantime, as the conclave approaches, you can Adopt a Cardinal! (It’s Free). You’ll have one cardinal assigned to you, so that you can support him through your prayer and intercession during the coming weeks before and during the conclave and for three days following the election.
And of course, please continue to pray for Pope Benedict as he enters into this new stage in his pilgrimage of service to our Lord.