Independent Catholic News logo Welcome Visitor
Monday, March 27, 2017
Pope Benedict congratulates Obama
Comment Email Print
 Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram of congratulations to Barack Obama today, to hail the "historic occasion" of his election as US president, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said.

Fr Lombardi said the Holy Father expressed "his blessing so that God will support him and the American people, and that all people of goodwill can work to build a world of peace, solidarity and justice."

The text of the telegram, sent to Obama via the US ambassador to the Holy See, is not being made public "because it is a personal message," he said.

"Believers are praying that God will enlighten him and help him in his great responsibility, which is enormous because of the global importance of the United States. We hope Obama can fulfil the expectations and hopes that many have in him," Fr Lombardi said.

Source: VIS
Share:  Bookmark and Share
Tags: Barack Obama today, Pope Benedict XVI

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: