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United States | On the Commemoration of the Anniversary of Pope Francis’s Election

United States – On behalf of the United States Government, I wish to congratulate His Holiness Pope Francis on the sixth anniversary of his election to the papacy. I appreciate his steadfast leadership in promoting peace and advancing religious freedom and human rights around the world. While the U.S.-Vatican friendship dates back to the founding … Continue reading United States | On the Commemoration of the Anniversary of Pope Francis’s Election

VATICAN CITY | Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope’s election, dies at 75

VATICAN CITY  — Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we have a pope),” has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in the United States, seeking … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope’s election, dies at 75