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Statement by John Podesta, Congressman Xavier Becerra, and Katie Beirne Fallon on the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

We are all honored to serve as the Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to celebrate the Canonization Mass of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II both opened the Church to the world in their own ways. They represent key parts of the Catholic faith—courage, ...
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President Obama and Pope Francis Share a Message of Hope

On the morning of March 27, the Pope’s palace in Vatican City was a slightly different scene. The American flag was waving in the courtyard. The Swiss Guard – the Pope’s bodyguards – stood at attention in ceremonial dress. Dozens of journalists were lined up eager to start clicking as soon as the 13-car motorcade ...
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DCM Mesquita Remarks 30th Anniversary Photo Exhibit Launch at John Cabot University, March 11, 2014

Good afternoon.  I’m pleased to be here today to launch our Embassy’s photo exhibit for the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Holy See relations.  I would like to thank President Pavoncello for his partnership with us on this event, and for hosting our exhibit so the students at John Cabot can learn more about the history of ...
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Remarks by His Excellency Archbishop Dominique Mamberti at the Celebration of 30 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Palazzo della Cancelleria Mr Ambassador, Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to extend my sincerest thanks to you, Mr Ambassador, for the kind invitation to speak on the occasion of the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and the Holy ...
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