13 March 2013
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum;
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Georgium Marium
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Bergoglio
qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum
Greetings to the Holy Father
transmission of the events
Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi":
Brothers and sisters, good evening!
You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems
that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but
here we are... I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now
has its Bishop. Thank you! And first of all, I would like to offer a
prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him,
that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him.
And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the
Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of
fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another.
Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of
fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we
start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will
be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of
you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he
will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop.
Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.
Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women
of good will.
Brothers and sisters, I leave you now. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me
and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I wish to go
and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome. Good night and sleep
Prayer of the Holy Father Pope Francis to the
Romani (Basilica of Saint Mary Major, 14 March 2013)
"Missa pro Ecclesia" with the Cardinal electors (14 March 2013)
Audience with the College of Cardinals (15 March 2013)
Audience with the media representatives (16 March 2013)
Holy Mass in the Parish of St. Anna in the Vatican (17 March 2013)
Angelus, 17 March
Mass for the inauguration of the Pontificate
(19 March 2013)
Audience with representatives of Churches and Ecclesial Communities and
of other Religions (20 March 2013)
- Missa «Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice»:
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- Benedictus XVI - Apostolic Letter issued "Motu Proprio" reinstating the traditional norms
for the majority required to elect the Supreme Pontiff (June 11, 2007)