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Pope sends greetings to Obama, other national leaders

March 23, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI promised his prayers to the people of the US, as he passed above American soil during his flight from Rome to Mexico on March 23.

Following his usual practice, the Pope sent short personal telegrams to the heads of state of each country his plane passed over during the trip: Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy, Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Ireland’s Michael Higgins, Denmark’s Queen Margrethe, Canada’s Governor General David Johnston, and US President Barack Obama.

In his message to Obama, the Pope wrote:

As I pass over the United States of America on my journey to Mexico and Cuba I offer you greetings and the assurance of my prayers that almighty God will grant prosperity and every blessing to all the American people.


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