World Priest expresses their gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI
It is with a deep feeling of gratitude and sadness that World Priest pays this tribute to our beloved Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI. We are deeply grateful especially for the prayer that he particularly
penned for World Priest, and for participating in the annual Global Rosary Relay.
From today the Church is in urgent need of your prayers, especially during the conclave of Cardinals to elect the new Pope. We implore you to do so.
Prayer by Pope Benedict for World Priest
Priest, you offered yourself to the
Father on the altar of the Cross and
through the outpouring of the Holy
Spirit gave your priestly people a
share in your redeeming sacrifice.
Hear our prayer for the
sanctification of our priests. Grant
that all who are ordained in the
ministerial priesthood may be ever
more conformed to you, the divine
Master. May they preach the
Gospel with pure heart and clear
Let them be shepherds according to
your own heart, single-minded in
service to you and to the Church
and shinning examples of a holy
simple and joyful life. Amen.
Benedictus XVI. P.P