Holy Father we just wanted to say that the third greatest gift God has bestowed on His people is you - The first being His Son, Jesus, and the second being the Great Mother of God, Mary.
Your presence will be greatly missed- you were our rock and our pillar- you were our strength and with you at the head we could follow your words taken from the Bible..."Be Not Afraid!"
Now, for the time being we, like the early apostles are alone and afraid. We are gathered in the upper room and we are without our Shepherd. Please pray for us and intercede with God the Holy Spirit to enlighten the College of Cardinals when they enter into conclave to elect our new pope.
We love you Holy Father- please pray for your people that you so dearly loved!