Pope Francis congratulated the American President-elect Joe Biden, announced Thursday the team of the latter, who will once invested the second Catholic President of the United States after John F. Kennedy.
“President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis. The president-elect thanked His Holiness for sharing his blessing and congratulations, ”said a statement from the Biden team.
Biden keen to “work” with the Pope
The Democrat said he was keen to “work” with the Pope, “on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all mankind, on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor. , the climate change crisis, and the reception and integration of migrants and refugees in our communities ”.
Joe Biden, who has Irish origins and was educated in a Catholic school, lives his faith openly. Almost every week, he attends mass at a small church in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
His victory, announced on Saturday, has still not been recognized by his rival, Republican Donald Trump, who cries out “theft” of the ballot. In 2016, when asked about Donald Trump, at the time an unlikely candidate for the White House, the Pope launched: “a person who wants to build walls and not bridges is not a Christian”. The billionaire had judged “shameful” that a religious leader “questions the faith of a person”.