In the religious radio program Morgengedanken (Morning Thoughts), for the fourth channel (SWR4) of German public radio broadcaster SWR, host Remi Denoix presented the New Benedictus, composed by Fr. Anton Rotzetter, a Capuchin priest:
"Blessed be the Lord, God of Israel,
He leads through the arid land / He frees from slavery and oppression / He promises a new world.Blessed be the Lord, God of Muhammad,
He is great and sublime / He is incomprehensible and inaccessible / He is great in his Prophet.Blessed be the Lord, God of Buddha,
He lives in the depths of the world / He lives in every man / He is the fullness of silence.Blessed be the Lord, God of Africa,He is life in the trees / He is power in the father and in the mother / He is the soul of the world.Blessed be the Lord, God of Jesus Christ,He radiates Love / He gives himself up in goodness/ He overcomes death."
Father Rotzetter, a native of Basel, is also one of the leading forces behind the Institut für Theologische Zoologie (Institute for Theological Zoology), dedicated to the establishment of a "scientifically sound theological appreciation of the animal". (Source: SWR4 radio, August 7, 2012; tip: Pius.info)