Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Pope prays for God to 'enlighten' Obama

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Wednesday, Nov 05, 2008 - 08:02 AM

ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI, the leader of more than 1 billion Catholics around the world, is praying that God will "enlighten" U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. The pontiff hopes Obama "can respond to the expectations and the hopes of those that look to him," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters today, relaying the pope's message.

Benedict also wants the new American president to "favor human growth and dignity with respect to essential human and spiritual values."

-- Bloomberg News


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