Prayer for the Election of a New Pope

English prayer card for Pope Benedict XVI thumbnailThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has provided some resources for prayer during this time of papal transition.

In particular, here is a Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI as he approaches his retirement and here is a Prayer for the Election of a New Pope. 

Likewise, here is a bulletin insert on How a New Pope is Chosen.

All 3 of these resources are available in Spanish and are available for purchase in quantities.

Finally, here are some good resources for schools and parish RE programs about Electing a Pope (from the Archdiocese of Dublin – Education Secretariat)

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

2 Comments on Prayer for the Election of a New Pope

  1. Great resources, Joe!

    I’d also like to point your readers towards a new web site full of Q&As about the papal election: It has a variety of resources and answers written by Catholic writers and catechists (including myself). People can even submit questions we haven’t answered yet. We’re hoping it will be a valuable resource to Catholics and non-Catholics alike who have questions about the conclave.

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