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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

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.”

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On ZENIT’s Web page:

Cardinal Parolin’s Comments: https://zenit.org/articles/cardinal-parolins-comments-on-us-elections/

 

 

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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