Intentions for the pope

The Diocese of Harrisburg has given to churches a list of intentions that could be said in the Universal Prayer or the Prayer of the Faithful, in respect to the Catholic Church's new pontiff, Pope Francis.

- For our new Holy Father, Francis, that he may be strengthened as he embarks on his ministry of unity, love and peace, we pray to the Lord.

- That our recently elected Holy Father, Francis, working together with the bishops of the Church, may build up the Body of Christ in peace and in joy, we pray to the Lord.

- That our newly-elected Holy Father, Francis, may be a champion of the poor, a reconciler of nations and a force for peace and unity in our world, we pray to the Lord.