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Prayer for

Pope Francis 



A Prayer for Pope Francis as he undergoes surgery at Rome's Gemelli Hospital.


O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,

look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;

Grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.



Photo: Children riding in the popemobile with Pope Francis as he greeted the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Sept. 7, 2022. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)