Pope Francis speaks in English! (briefly)

My favorite part is towards the end when he looks up at the camera and says, frankly, “Please, pray for me–I need it!”

It is an honor for me, as a priest, to pray for Pope Francis and my bishop, by name, each day at Holy Mass.

From the Roman Canon:

To you, therefore, most merciful Father, we make humble prayer and petition through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord: that you accept and bless these gifts, these offerings, these holy and unblemished sacrifices, which we offer you firstly for your holy catholic Church. Be pleased to grant her peace, to guard, unite and govern her throughout the whole world, together with your servant Francis our Pope and Seán our Bishop, and all those who, holding to the truth, hand on the catholic and apostolic faith.

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