Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

President Obama issues statement on Pope’s resignation

Catholic World News - February 12, 2013

President Barack Obama has issued a brief statement on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.

“On behalf of Americans everywhere, Michelle and I wish to extend our appreciation and prayers to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI,” the president said. “Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years.”

“The Church plays a critical role in the United States and the world, and I wish the best to those who will soon gather to choose His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI’s successor,” he added.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($20,249 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,750.73
58% 42%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: wojo425627 - Feb. 13, 2013 3:34 PM ET USA

    Apparently the churches critical role in Obamas view is to thwart his agenda.

  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 12, 2013 5:16 PM ET USA

    Talk about brief....of course, this figures.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Side effects of the Pill? Oh, don't worry. 18 hours ago
Scotland demonstrates the provisional nature of sovereignty 21 hours ago
Targeting the Pope? September 16
Gregory the Great, Christ, the Church and the Soul in the Song of Songs September 16
New Ebook on Renewal and Evangelization September 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days