O invincible defender of Holy Church's freedom,
Saint Gregory, by the firmness you showed
in maintaining the Church's rights against all her enemies,
stretch forth from Heaven your mighty arm,
to comfort her and defend her in the fearful battle
she wages with the powers of darkness.
Give strength to the venerable Pontiff
who has fallen heir not only to your throne,
but to the fearlessness of your mighty heart;
obtain for him the joy of beholding his holy endeavors
crowned by the triumph of the Church
and the return of the lost sheep into the right path.
Who with the Father and the Holy Spirit
lives and reigns world without end.