PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LETTER TO HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS ON THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ELECTION AS PONTIFF

March 13, 2018

Your Holiness:

On behalf of the American people, I congratulate you on the fifth anniversary this March 13 of your election to the Chair of Saint Peter.

My family and I treasure the memory of our visit to the Vatican last May. I was honored to discuss with you many of the urgent global issues of shared concern to the United States and the Holy See. Our conversation underscored the enduring importance of moral leadership in the international community, and of our continued close cooperation as we work to advance peace and defend human freedom around the world.

As you enter the sixth year of your pontificate, please accept my best wishes for the continued success of your ministry.

Sincerely,

Donald J. Trump