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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 28, 2006

From the Enchiridion of Indulgences, Grant #25:

A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial devotion, devoutly recite any duly approved prayer for the Supreme Pontiff (e.g., the Oremus pro Pontifice):

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI.

R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.

Amen.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 24, 2010 5:13 PM ET USA

    It's been obvious for some years that we need more episcopal resignations, not fewer, especially here in the US.

  • Posted by: richardols3892 - Aug. 18, 2010 10:24 AM ET USA

    Martin is the man on the scene. If he thought that the two needed to resign, and they accepted his demand to resign, it should have been accepted by the Vatican. Benedict XVI fumbled again, alas.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 18, 2010 8:32 AM ET USA

    I guess we do tolerate failed leaders. If we didn't we'd be, errr, Protestants.

  • Posted by: opraem - Aug. 18, 2010 12:11 AM ET USA

    because of the mismanagement of the abuse crisis and its cover-up by the bishops, the globe has more credibility on these issues than does the hierarchy. and the bishops have only themselves to blame.