Pope Benedict: ‘We hope that President Obama will respond to his fellow citizens’ expectation’

“We hope that President Obama will respond to his fellow citizens’ expectations, serving law and justice for the good and … Continued

“We hope that President Obama will respond to his fellow citizens’ expectations, serving law and justice for the good and development of all people, and respecting essential human and spiritual values while promoting a culture of life and religious freedom.”

Holy See Press Office Director Father Federico Lombardi, on a message from Pope Benedict XVI to President Obama following his reelection.

Read more in the Faith 2012 Quote Archives.

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President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night party on Nov. 7, 2012 in Chicago.

  • mightybigun

    Dear Pope. President Obama will run his house in a respectful manner as he has in the last four years, please get yours in order.

  • mightybigun

    Dear Pope. President Obama will run his house in a respectful manner, as he has done for the last four years. Please get your house in order.

  • one nation

    Dear Pope, why is your nation always sticking their nose in other nations affairs?

  • Watcher1

    Dear Pope, we were hoping you would clean up your pedophiles by now.

  • njglea

    Dear Pope. A majority of American people have spoken. Keep religion out of politics or lose your tax-free status. Tend to your flock in church and keep your noses out of our lives. Thank You.

  • RNJ341

    Dear Pope: You have been poking your nose into every nations business since the founding of yours. It’s about time that you look inward and clean up your nation’s messes before telling everyone else how to run theirs!

  • NAPOLIGUY

    Hey Pope! We human beings hoped that you would, at the least , act like a holy person and came forward with your long held knowledge that YOUR PRIESTS were abusing young children for many years. But, you showed your indifference to the children who needed protection by condoning the actions of the pedophile priests and covering up for them. Why, because you did not want to lose a big amount of money which you have now lost, along with any chance of being trusted and respected. How dare you try to offer advice to an American President when you are a shameful fraud.

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