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.
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