Forty-four years ago, on December 13, 1969, Pope Francis – then Jorge Mario Bergoglio – was ordained a priest.
Happy 44th Anniversary of priesthood to Pope Francis!
Prayer for the Pope
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, whom 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. Amen.