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Pope Francis Gives Testimony of Simplicity We Have a Pope Who Wants to Serve Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems as though my brother cardinals went almost to the end of the world to get him. But here we are. I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome has a bishop. Thank you! Before all else, I would like to say a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus Benedict XVI. Let us all pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may watch over him that Our Lady may watch over him is a correction to the text I just sent. Then the crowd prayed the Our Father, and the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be for Benedict XVI. And now let us begin this journey, [together] as bishop and people. This journey of the Church of Rome, which is to preside over all the Churches in charity. It is a journey of fraternity, of love, of trust between us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the world, so that a great brotherhood might come about. I hope that this journey of the Churchâ€”which we begin today and in which my Cardinal Vicar who is present here will assist meâ€”will be fruitful for the Evangelization of this beautiful city. And now I would like to give you my blessing. But before I do, I would like to ask you a favor: before the bishop blesses the people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that He bless me.... the prayer of the people for a blessing upon their ...
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