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Pope congratulates Mattarella upon his re-election as Italian president

January 31, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Italian lawmakers (rather than voters) elect the nation’s president, and the reelection of President Sergio Mattarella, 80, to his largely ceremonial but nonetheless influential position surprised observers.

In December, a Vatican spokesman offered a remarkable tribute to Mattarella and his relationship with the Pope.

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