Please join us in prayer for Pope Benedict the XVI, who has just announced his retirement due to ill health.
The news tonight has come as a shock to Catholics across the world; and closer to home, it is certainly a shock to our family. You just never know what’s around the corner, do you?
Pope Benedict is an amazing man, and has led the church since 2005. He is the first Pope to retire in nearly 600 years.
We pray that God’s will be done, and we pray for those now responsible for electing a new Pope. May the Holy Spirit guide and protect them.