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That Pope Francis may "confirm his brethren in the Faith"


Pope Francis

3-13-2013 | DICI

Communiqué from the SSPX's General House on the occasion of the election of Pope Francis

With the news of the election of Pope Francis, the Society of St. Pius X prays to Almighty God that He abundantly bestow on the new Sovereign Pontiff the graces necessary for the exercise of this heavy charge.

Strengthened by Divine Providence, may the new pope "confirm his brethren in the Faith"[1], with the authority which St. Pius X proclaimed at the beginning of his pontificate:

We do not wish to be, and with the divine assistance never shall be aught before human society but the Minister of God, of whose authority We are the depositary. The interests of God shall be Our interest, and for these We are resolved to spend all Our strength and Our very life.[2]

St. Francis of Assisi, whose name the new pontiff has taken, heard the Crucified Savior say to him, "Go, Francis and rebuild my Church." It is in such a spirit that the bishops, priests, and religious of the Society of St. Pius X assure the Holy Father of their filial desire "to restore all things in Christ, so that Christ may be all and in all”[3] according to their means, for the love of the Holy Catholic and Roman Church.

Menzingen, March 13, 2013

1 Luke 22:32.

2 St. Pius X’s encyclical E supremi apostolatus (October 4, 1903).

3 Eph. 1:10 and Col. 3:11.


Greeting cardinals after accepting
his election as the new
Sovereign Pontiff

Cardinal Tauran gives the famous
"Habemus Papam" announcement

Pope Francis coming out onto
the
Logia of Blessing

Facing the thousands of faithful who came from around the world to be present for the election of the pope

Giving the Urbi et Orbis blessing
 

That Pope Francis may "confirm his brethren in the Faith"
SSPX General House communiqué:
With the news of the election of Pope Francis, the Society prays to Almighty God that He abundantly bestow on the new Sovereign Pontiff the graces necessary for the exercise of this heavy charge... 3-13-2013

 

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