Pope Francis congratulates Joe Biden on US election victory

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Pope Francis has become the latest to congratulate Joe Biden on his election victory over Donald Trump.

A spokesperson said:

 “President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis.

“The president-elect thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation for His Holiness’ leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.”

They added: “The president-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.”

Biden will be delighted to receive such well wishes as he’s a devout catholic.

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