One year ago on this date (I'm just making the cut at this late hour) Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of Saint Peter's after his election and, bowing his head, asked the world to pray for him as he prepared to share his blessing upon the people of Rome as their bishop. It was a moving and humbling moment.
Today, from his retreat outside of Rome, he tweeted: "Please pray for me."
A remarkable year has gone by very quickly. As per his request, let us give the Holy Father, Pope Francis, his due. Let us pledge him our prayers and give him our love. Long live the pope!