A lot has been said over the last few days since the election of Cardinal Bergoglio to the Throne of Peter. Some of what has been said has not been very charitable.
In a statement welcoming our new Holy Father, Bishop Davies of Shrewbury shows us a way forward.
“It is with the greatest joy that we welcome Pope Francis as the Successor of St Peter. Let us use this moment to renew our loyalty to the Pope and promise to stand steadfastly with Peter’s Successor in his witness to the faith. May this love adn loyalty which our faith in Christ inspires belong not only to this moment of rejoicing but continue in all the years ahead. Let us begin in prayer for Pope Francis tonight in the great responsibility he has accepted out of love for Christ and for His Church.”