Bishop Hollis welcomes election of Barack Obama

Bishop Crispian Hollis, Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth has welcomed Barack Obama's victory in Tuesday's US presidential election. In a statement yesterday Bishop Crispian said:

"With millions of others, I have been thrilled by Barack Obama's victory and I thank God for it. For me, it represents a rare moment of hope and optimism which shows American democracy at its best and it is of seismic significance and potential for the whole global community. And so, more than ever now, he deserves and needs us to keep him in our prayers."