Pope Francis Sends Regards To President Trump

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Pope Francis has sent his good wishes to United States President Donald Trump, who was inaugurated in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on Friday.

The Pope, in his message stated, “Upon your inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America, I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office.”

He also pointed to the fact that the humanitarian crisis around the world continues to be very grim and expressed the hope that the Trump administration will be guided by the ethical values in its decisions, which has been the hallmark of U.S. history.

“At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises demanding far-sighted and united political responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people and your nation’s commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide,” the Pope said.

 The Holy See also added, “Under your leadership, may America’s stature continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need who, like Lazarus, stand before our door.  With these sentiments, I ask the Lord to grant you and your family, and all the beloved American people, his blessings of peace, concord and every material and spiritual prosperity.”

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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