Bishops Congratulate Barack Obama
"Defend the Weak; Heal Division"
Letter of Francis
Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago
November 5, 2008
Dear President-elect Obama,
I write to you, in my capacity as President of the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops, to express our congratulations on
your historic election as President of the United States. The people
of our country have entrusted you with a great responsibility. As
Catholic Bishops, we offer our prayers that God give you strength
and wisdom to meet the coming challenges.
Our country is confronting many uncertainties. We pray that you will
use the powers of your office to meet them with a special concern to
defend the most vulnerable among us and heal the divisions in our
country and our world. We stand ready to work with you in defense
and support of the life and dignity of every human person.
May God bless you and Vice President-elect Biden as you prepare to
assume your duties in service to our country and its citizens.
Francis Cardinal George, OMI
Archbishop of Chicago