As I write, His Holiness ought have arrived in Scotland half-an-hour ago, and be being welcomed by Her Majesty at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
The relentless anti-Catholic propaganda directed against him is a device of the enemy of mankind – who well knows, in his rage and frustration, that the Vicar of Christ is the emissary of an infinitely greater, and truly philanthropic Power: Benedict, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
But it is God's will to test and try His servants; let us pray therefore for the Pope:
The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. (Ps 40(41):3)
St Ninian, pray for him.