Cardinal: “Please Lord give us a Holy and Good Pastor”

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, who is in Rome having contributed to the General Congregation sessions prior to Conclave, has sent a short video message with his reflections on the first two days of voting.

Speaking from the Venerable English College – the Seminary in Rome training men for the priesthood – Cardinal Cormac summed up the mood of anticipation in St Peter’s Square:

“Now there’s a sense that at any time, the name of the new pope, and his appearance on the balcony, will come.”

“It’s a time of waiting and of hope too… but a new pope brings a new style so I think Catholics all over the world today are praying and hoping and asking the Lord, ‘Please Lord, give us a holy and good pastor'”.

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