I suppose I should put up the links to the other chapters of the autobiography on that page, as they’ve long scrolled off the first page of the blog.
Meanwhile: This just in from a reader in bella Roma, from Libero, one of the better secular newspapers over yonder:
“Il Papa ha chiesto ai fedeli di pregare per lui: “Ho sentito quasi fisicamente in questi giorni per me non facili l’amore che mi portate. Continuate a pregare per me, per la chiesa per il futuro papa, il signore ci guidera. Mi sostiene e mi illumina la certezza che la Chiesa è di Cristo, il quale non le fara’ mancare la sua guida e la sua cura”.
My translation of this:
“The Pope has asked the faithful to pray for him: ‘I have felt, almost physically, in these days, which for me, are not easy, the love which carries me. Continue to pray for me, for the Church, for the future Pope, that the Lord will guide us. The certainty that the Church is of Christ sustains me and enlightens me, for He will not permit her to lack His guidance and care.’”
You can read the rest there.
Comment: We’re with you, Holy Father! We also feel we are with you, almost physically in your presence. We are your papist sons and daughters!
P.S. I’ve been getting other visits from the Holy See, to posts on, for instance, Medjugorje…
Update: The Holy See is back visiting again, but this time in stealth mode. TOO COOL! Two trackers didn’t pick up this last visit, but WordPress did, as usual. TOO COOL! We love you, Holy Father! With a bit more research, I see that this is from
a sub-domain TWO sub-domains of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See. Yikes! I better stop now.