|Michelangelo, Separation of the Earth from the Waters|
'Lord, source of eternal life and truth,
give to your shepherd Pope Francis
a spirit of courage and right judgement,
a spirit of knowledge and love.
By governing with fidelity
those entrusted to his care,
may he, as Vicar of Christ,
build your Church into a sacrament
of unity, love and peace for all the world.'
Prayer for the Pope, from The Catholic Prayer Book, Servant Books, 1986, p.183