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Cardinal Parolin’s Comments on US Elections

‘I think that today there is a need for everyone to work to change the world’s situation, that is one of severe laceration, and of serious conflict.’

Below is a ZENIT working translation of the words Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, said regarding the election results in the United States yesterday, in which Republican Donald Trump was elected president. The Cardinal’s words were recorded by Vatican Radio:

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“I think, first of all, we must note with respect the will expressed by the American people in this exercise of democracy that they tell me was also characterized by a large [voting] turnout. And then we give our best wishes to the new president, so that his government can be really fruitful. And also 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 there is a need for everyone to work to change the world’s situation, that is one of severe laceration, and of serious conflict. ”

[Original Text: Italian] [Translation by Deborah Castellano Lubov]

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