On March 13, 2013 the College of Cardinals elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., who has taken the name of Pope Francis, as our next Holy Father.
The latest news coming from the Vatican, as well as information related to the election of a new pope, will be posted on this Archdiocese webpage.
Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki and Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying both express great joy in the announcement (click here to read).
Prayer for Pope Francis
O God, who in your providential design
willed that your Church be built
upon blessed Peter, whom you set over the other Apostles,
look with favor, we pray, on Francis, our Pope
and grant that he, who you have made Peter’s successor,
may be for your people a visible source and foundation
of unity in faith and of communion.
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.