Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Urbi et Orbi: The City and the World

Benedict XVIAnnuntio vobis gaudium magnum;
habemus Papam:
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Josephum
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Ratzinger
qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedictum XVI.

I announce to you with great joy;
we have a Pope:
His eminence and most reverend Father,
Father Joseph
of the Holy Roman Church, Cardinal Ratzinger
who takes the name Benedict XVI.

Pope Benedict XVI's Urbi et Orbi Blessing

Dear brothers and sisters,
after our great Pope, John Paul II, the Cardinals have elected me,
a simple, humble worker in God's vineyard.
I am consoled by the fact that the Lord knows
how to work and how to act,
even with insufficient tools, and I especially trust in your prayers.
In the joy of the resurrected Lord, trustful of his permanent help,
we go ahead, sure that God will help.
And Mary, his most beloved Mother, stands on our side. Thank you.