Saturday, 21 January 2017

Pope sends 'good wishes' President Trump on his inauguration

The pope has called on Donald Trump to be guided by the 'rich spiritual and ethical values' that have shaped US history as he takes office. He is one of many world leaders reacting to the inauguration of Republican Trump as the 45th President of the USA.

While many leaders have sent messages of congratulations to Trump, Germany's Vice Chancellor has warned of a 'rough ride' ahead and said his election is the result of 'bad radicalisation'.

In a personal message to the new head of state, Pope Francis said:

Upon your inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America,
I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that AlmightyGod will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office. At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises demanding farsighted and united political responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people and your nation's commitment to the advancement of human dignity and freedom worldwide. Under your leadership, may America's stature continue to be measured above all by its concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need who, like Lazarus, stand before our door. With these sentiments, I ask the Lord to grant you and your family, and all the beloved American people, his blessings of peace, concord and every material and spiritual prosperity.

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