EWTN Catholic Q&A
Holy Father
Question from Kim on 04-02-2005:

What do the 'people' of the church do now? Is there a sign or symbol that the faithful do since our Holy Father has passed away?

Answer by Colin B. Donovan, STL on 04-02-2005:

In addition to offering your personal prayers, participate with all your heart in the liturgical and devotional events of the coming days in memoriam for Pope John Paul II, and then in those in petition to God for a new Pope. This is our role now - to pray, to hope and to trust.