In union with the whole Church, let us give thanks to God for the election of our new Holy Father, Pope Francis. Viva il Papa!
O God, the shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look down favourably upon thy servant Francis,
whom you have been pleased to appoint
pastor over your Church;
grant, we beseech You,
that he might benefit both by word and example
those over whom he is set,
and thus attain unto life eternal,
together with the flock entrusted to his care.
Through Christ Our Lord.