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Pope Francis sends message to President Biden

January 21, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: “At a time when the grave crises facing our human family call for farsighted and united responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by a concern for building a society marked by authentic justice and freedom, together with unfailing respect for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor, the vulnerable and those who have no voice,” the Pontiff said in his message. Similar papal messages were sent for the inaugurations of President Obama in 2009 and President Trump in 2017.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 22, 2021 1:42 PM ET USA

    What? No reference to Christ in a congratulatory statement between a Catholic pope and a "Catholic" politician? Thank God that His name is mentioned twice in the Pope's remarks; but still, are Catholics and "Catholics" not Christian? Very disturbing. Seems like a timidity to fail to acknowledge in a public statement the name of the Savior of us all. But maybe the Pope believes he is acting as a head of state, rather than as the leader of all Christians. But is he not head of a _Catholic_ state?