The Roman Apostolic See is vacant.

Until we hear the words “Habemus papam,” please pray that the cardinals will be docile to the action of the Holy Spirit, and elect the man God chooses as the next successor of Saint Peter.

O God, eternal shepherd,
who govern your flock with
unfailing care,
grant in your boundless fatherly love
a pastor for your Church
who will please you by his holiness
and to us show watchful care.
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.