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Papal congratulations for re-elected Italian president

Catholic World News - April 22, 2013

Pope Francis has written to congratulate Giorgio Napolitano on his re-election to the Italian presidency.

After Napolitano was chosen to serve a new term, ending a long stalemate in the Italian political leadership, the Pope praised him for his “ready willingness and a spirit of sacrifice.” The Pope offered his best wishes and prayers for a successful new term.

Napolitano, who was re-elected at the age of 87, agreed to serve despite expressing keen disappointment with the failure of lawmakers to choose a new president and a new government leadership.

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