Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Benedict and Obama

*The Pope has sent our President-elect a hopeful to-do list in a letter. It includes:
-build a world of peace, solidarity and justice.
*The US Bishops, through Cardinal George, sent a letter to Obama as well. It reads as follows:
Dear President-elect Obama,

I write to you, in my capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to express our congratulations on your historic election as President of the United States. The people of our country have entrusted you with a great responsibility. As Catholic Bishops, we offer our prayers that God give you strength and wisdom to meet the coming challenges.

Our country is confronting many uncertainties. We pray that you will use the powers of your office to meet them with a special concern to defend the most vulnerable among us and heal the divisions in our country and our world. We stand ready to work with you in defense and support of the life and dignity of every human person.

May God bless you and Vice President-elect Biden as you prepare to assume your duties in service to our country and its citizens.

Sincerely yours,

Francis Cardinal George, OMI
Archbishop of Chicago
*Across the Atlantic, Britain has enacted new rules about who can and cannot visit the UK. The ban includes all those who are "preachers of hate". By this definition, pro-life activists will be excluded. Read more.

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