Vatican Hopes Obama Will Promote Human Dignity

Vatican Hopes Obama Will Promote Human Dignity

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2008 (CNA).- Speaking to Vatican Radio on Wednesday, the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, announced that Pope Benedict XVI has sent his greetings to President-elect Barack Obama, the content of which will not be made public “because of its personal nature.”

“The duty that the President of the United States has is a task of the highest responsibility not only for his country but for the whole world, given the importance that the U.S. has in every field of the world scene,” Fr. Lombardi said in Spanish.

“For this reason, we all hope the new President Obama will be able to respond to the expectations and hopes placed in him, by effectively serving what is right and just, finding adequate ways to promote world peace, favoring the growth and dignity of the human person, in full respect of the essential human and spiritual values,” the Vatican spokesman remarked.

“Believers pray that God may enlighten and assist him in this greatest responsibility,” Lombardi concluded.


One Response

  1. Obama will not save us from ourselves. He’s not the magic bullet; he can’t make it rain. This remarkable man matters to my teen daughter because me and her mom and our friends are excited about him. That won’t be the case everywhere: parental apathy, resentments, backlash and plain old racism, which is alive and kicking, will mediate and even intercept youth receptance to Obama. Now, in this too-long, racially-charged campaign where we should already be seeing the posited results, and (hopefully) as president. Obama will change the tone, and there’s a lot to be said for that. But, we keep expecting each generation to deliver us from history and its supposed legacy of prejudices, and we’re always disappointed and left a little more cynical when they don’t. This will show that what ever race you are,you to can be what ever you want.Obama has already proved this.

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