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Cardinal Parolin Offers Donald Trump Prayers for Serving USA

Vatican Secretary of State Says World’s Situation of ‘Laceration and Conflict’ Needs a Change

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, has offered prayers to the newly elected president of the United States of America.
This morning, the Italian prelate commented on the US elections which took place yesterday, in which Republican candidate Donald Trump was elected president, saying, «We give our best wishes to the new president, so that his government can be really fruitful.»
«We assure him of our prayers, so that the Lord may enlighten him and support him in the service of his country, and of course, also in serving the well-being and peace of the world.»
«I think that today,» Cardinal Parolin also underscored, «there is a need for everyone to work to change the world’s situation, that is one of severe laceration, and of serious conflict.»
On ZENIT’s Web page:
Cardinal Parolin’s Comments: https://zenit.org/articles/cardinal-parolins-comments-on-us-elections/

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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