Tu non es Petrus. You are not Peter.
Of all the pontificates I’ve lived through, just missing Pius XII — thus, Blessed John XXIII, Paul VI, JP I, JP II and Benedict XVI — it is that of Benedict which I have appreciated the most, for all sorts of reasons:
- The Angelus Address on 14 September 2008 in Lourdes.
- The Regensburg Address: Yikes!
- Summorum Pontificum
Do you have some personal favorite moments?
Meanwhile, we ask Saint Michael’s ferocious protection for all the Cardinals and the entire Church:
Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.