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President Obama issues statement on Pope’s resignation

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.

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  • 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.