Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany elected Pope: Presiding Bishop’s statement
Along with many others, both within and beyond the Roman Catholic Church, I offer my prayers for Pope Benedict XVI as he takes up the august responsibility of his office. I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide him in his words and his actions and that he may become a focus of unity and a minister of reconciliation in a church and a world in which faithfulness and truth wear many faces.
The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church, USA