Dolan: ‘Mr. President and Governor Romney, do you know what the Holy Father asked me to tell the two of you?’

“By the way, just before I left Rome this morning Pope Benedict XVI pulled me aside and asked me to … Continued

“By the way, just before I left Rome this morning Pope Benedict XVI pulled me aside and asked me to deliver a personal, special message to both candidates. Mr. President and Governor Romney, do you know what the Holy Father asked me to tell the two of you? Well, neither do I because he said it in Latin and I don’t understand a word.”

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic archbishop of New York, joking with President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney at the 67th annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner.

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President Obama and Republican presidential Mitt Romney laugh with Cardinal Timothy Dolan during the Archdiocese of New York’s 67th Annual Alfred. E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Oct. 18, 2012.

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