Annuntio vobis gaudium
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae
qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedictum
Urbi et Orbi
Dear brothers and sisters,
after our great Pope, John Paul II, the Cardinals
have elected me, a simple, humble worker in God's vineyard.
I am consoled by the fact that the Lord knows how
to work and how to act, even with insufficient tools, and I especially
trust in your prayers.
In the joy of the resurrected Lord, trustful of
his permanent help, we go ahead, sure that God will help. And Mary, his
most beloved Mother, stands on our side. Thank you.