Some interesting developments, including this nugget from Nicole Winfield at AP:
“The diocese of Rome scheduled a special Mass in honor of Benedict on Friday at St. John Lateran” HERE
In case you don’t know, St. John Lateran is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, not St. Peter’s. It is the pope’s church, where the cathedra is. So it is a uniquely juxtaposed place to hold a Mass for a supposedly not-pope. It’s hard not to notice.
Anyway, pray! Pray first for the soul of Pope Benedict, that when the time comes for God to take him, that his death be well provided, meaning the grace of final perseverance. Pray also that, toward this end, he repent of whatever it may be that he needs to repent of. We really don’t know. These are the most important prayers, if we really believe what we say we believe. Next come prayers for his health, God willing. Lastly, prayers for the faithful, that each may endure the coming confusion and chaos.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.