The Holy See of Peter is vacant.
Let us pray
the Universal Catholic Church,
the College of Cardinals,
Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritas.
Lord, hear our prayer.
O God, eternal shepherd, who governs 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.
—Collect from the Mass for the Election of a Pope or a Bishop