Pope Francis despite his reservations about Donald Trump has
congratulated the new President on his inauguration in a letter. The
Pope extended the new President good wishes and hoped that his
decisions would be guided by the values that have helped shape the
country. Read the letter after the cut…
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.
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