Prayers for the new Pope in Catholic schools
Friday 15th March 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
PRAYERS have been said at Roman Catholic schools across the island to mark the choosing of a new Pope.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected 266th Pope in the fifth ballot on the second day of voting at the conclave. He will be known as Pope Francis.
St Mary & St Michael School held a special collective worship for the new Pope. Led by deputy head teacher Iain Kilpatrick, the assembly focused on the character of the new pontiff. ‘One of the first things he did was to ask the crowd to pray for Pope Benedict [his predecessor].
‘He is usually seen on the bus in Argentina and is a very friendly man,’ said Mr Kilpatrick.
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