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Habemus Papam! Pope Benedict XVI

“The Holy Spirit worked at Godspeed….Habemus Papam! God has chosen,
the Cardinals listened.” Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan


“The Holy Spirit worked at Godspeed….Habemus Papam! God has chosen, the Cardinals listened. I am very happy that Pope Benedict XVI has been elected by the Cardinals. We send him our blessings and our prayers as he begins his ministry as Christ’s Vicar, St. Peter’s successor, the Bishop of Rome and the universal pastor of the Catholic Church. I pledge my loyalty to him.”

Archbishop Sheehan had a meeting with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and three Vatican officials last May in Rome. Archbishop said,

He is a deeply spiritual man, highly intelligent and very gracious. Committed to the teachings of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI will bring his stamp of uniqueness to the work of the Church. He served as the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. His concern is for the truth, but tempered with love.

We must allow the Holy Spirit to work within him.

Archbishop Sheehan presided over a Mass of Celebration within an hour of the announcement of the Holy Father’s election. Pope Benedict XVI’s name was immediately included in the Eucharistic Prayer.


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