Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis Congratulates Joe Biden over victory in U.S Election

 

Pope Francis, on Thursday, recognised Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov 3 presidential election.

The Pope and Biden spoke on the phone earlier on Thursday, according to the Biden Transition Team, as quoted by Metro UK.

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’s leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.”

“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, who is only but the second Catholic President in the US, has met at least two of the last three Popes.

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The US presidential election was a tight battle between the incumbent President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, candidate of the Republican Party.

Joe Biden, however, emerged as winner after polling over 270 electoral college votes, although the winner has not been officially announced.

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