Feb 19, 2013 / 00:03 am
The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and his successor during the upcoming period of transition.
"In these remaining days of his papacy, our thoughts and prayers are with Pope Benedict XVI, who has worked so hard in leading the Church, and has always been such a good friend to the Knights of Columbus," said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on Feb. 11.
"We wish him all the best in his retirement," Anderson continued. "In addition, we pray for all those cardinals who will take part in the conclave, and for his successor, that God may inspire them as they carry out the mission with which they are entrusted."
The Catholic fraternal order is encouraging users of the social media website Twitter to send their messages of "prayerful support" to Pope Benedict in the final days before he steps down from the papacy.