Moderator of Largest LGBT Church
Calls for Prayer for New Pope
Today I join with people around the globe in praying for the newly elected pontiff, Pope Francis, and for the people the world over who will look to him for spiritual guidance.
The challenges any Head of Communion faces are many and far outweigh the privileges that accrue to the position. Though we may differ on our perspectives, I trust that all who lead the faithful seek the fulfillment of God’s plan for peace on this earth and good will prevailing among all. Whether his choice of name reflects his devotion to the great Jesuit scholar or the humble monastic of popular piety who heard the voice of God calling him to rebuild the Church, I pray that Pope Francis will have the wisdom and courage to lead by demonstrating compassion, mercy, generosity and grace in all things as the One Christians across the globe follow, Jesus the Christ.
The first Jesuit and the first Argentinian to be elected as Pontiff, I pray Pope Francis will be the first Bishop of Rome to embrace the diversity of God’s creation, especially as that relates to God’s LGBT children, and become a voice for respect and equality everywhere.
I call on MCCers and people of good will everywhere to join me in that prayer.
Grace and Peace,
The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, Moderator
Metropolitan Community Churches