Pope Francis celebrates the 5th anniversary of his election to the Pontificate on Tuesday, March 13.
O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Your faithful people, mercifully look upon Your servant Pope Francis, whom You have chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Your Church. We beg You to help him edify, both by word and example, those over whom he has charge, that he may reach everlasting life together with the flock entrusted to him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Image Credit: Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, President and Rector, commissioned Holly Schapker to paint this original portrait of Pope Francis for the Athenaeum Collection.
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