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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pope Congratulates President-Elect Obama

CONGRATULATIONS to president-elect Barack Obama from The Rosemary Tree. God bless you and your family. Your speech last night was inspiring. We pray that you will have every success in restoring the economy, diplomatic relations with foreign countries, the lost civil liberties and privacy, and have the scales lifted from your eyes regarding the issue of the sanctity of human life. Yours is a heavy burden and you have our constant prayers.

Obama must unite the nation, a process which will be helped by the concession speech of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who referred to Obama as "my president."

Pope sends congratulatory message to Obama

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- QUOTE Pope Benedict XVI sent a personal message to President-elect Barack Obama Nov. 5, congratulating him and offering his prayers for Obama and for all the people of the United States.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said that because the message was addressed personally to Obama the Vatican did not plan to publish it.

However, he said, the papal message opened by referring to the "historic occasion" of the election, marking the first time a black man has been elected president of the United States.

The pope congratulated Obama, his wife and family, Father Lombardi said.

"He assured him of his prayers that God would help him with his high responsibilities for his country and for the international community," Father Lombardi said.

The pope also prayed that "the blessing of God would sustain him and the American people so that with all people of good will they could build a world of peace, solidarity and justice," the spokesman said.

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