Especially when reading articles about the Holy Father and the Church; the venom can be downright horrific, to the point where it can shake faith. Believe me, it's happened, but thankfully the Lord was there to help me through it.
It's quite obvious though, that our beloved Holy Father still needs our prayers. So, let us pray for Benedict, our Pope.
V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.
R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.
Our Father. Hail Mary.
Let us pray.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
A partial indulgence is attached to this prayer for those who recite it with filial devotion.