Bush´s Birthday Greeting to John Paul II

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 21, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The White House today released this text of President George W. Bush´s birthday greeting to John Paul II, who turned 81 last Friday.

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Your Holiness:

It is my honor to wish you my warmest congratulations on your 81st birthday. As I reflect on your lifelong activities, I note with admiration your vision of a world embracing human dignity, responsibility, tolerance, and civilized values. You are an inspiration to people of all faiths. We have learned much from you, and we still have much to gain from your wisdom and experience. May you enjoy many more years providing guidance concerning questions central to our lives.

Best regards,
George W. Bush

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