As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome, and it
seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen who is from far away. Here I
I would like to thank you for your embrace, also to the Roman Catholic Church
and the bishops, thank you very much. And first and foremost, I would like to
pray for our bishop emeritus, Benedict XVI
Let us pray together for him so that he is blessed by the Lord...
Let us begin this journey together... this journey for the Roman Catholic
Church. It is a journey of friendship, of love, of trust, and faith. Let us
pray always for one another. Let us pray for the whole world. Let us have a big
I wish that this journey for the Church, which we will start today... will bear
fruits for the evangelizing of this beautiful city.
I would like to offer you my blessing. But I would like to ask a favor first. I
would like to pray to the Lord so that the prayer of the people blesses also
the new pontiff. Let us pray in silence your prayer for me"