The election of Pope Benedict XVI will be celebrated at the University of Notre Dame today (April 19) at5:15 p.m.with a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry, will preside at the Mass, and sacred music will be provided by the Notre Dame Folk and Handbell Choirs.
On behalf of the Notre Dame community, I congratulate our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI,Notre Dame President Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C, said.We wish Gods blessings on him as he begins this central ministry of leadership and service in the Roman Catholic Church. We will continue to pray for him and with him in the days and months ahead.
I personally have had the opportunity to meet with the then Cardinal Ratzinger for about an hour on one of my visits toRome. He was most gracious and spoke about the essential role of Catholic higher education in the life of the Church.
Prayer for Pope Benedict