“I had the privilege of spending time with Pope Benedict on the Vatican in 2011 and can all the time bear in mind his generosity and welcome in addition to our significant dialog,” stated the US president.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated that the USA mourns the passing of His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus – a holy man, witness to religion, and as soon as Shepherd of the Catholic devoted.
“Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was a devoted chief and was dedicated to interfaith dialogue.He was an advocate for susceptible individuals, together with refugees, internally displaced individuals, and migrants. He supported worldwide authorized measures to defend them. He was a famend theologian throughout the Catholic Church for many years,” he stated in an announcement.
“We provide our deepest condolences to the Catholic devoted all over the world, the Holy See, and all these whose lives have been enriched by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s religious steerage,” he added.
Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an announcement, described Pope Benedict XVI as a world chief whose devotion, scholarship and hopeful message stirred the hearts of individuals of all faiths.
“Spiritually I’m all the time moved by Pope Benedict’s highly effective encyclical, ‘God is Love,’ the place he quotes St. Augustine highlighting our ethical obligation as public servants to struggle for justice,” she stated.
“Formally it was my privilege to go to His Holiness within the Vatican and in 2008 to hitch in welcoming him to our nation’s capital. Might or not it’s consolation to His Holiness Pope Francis and the Vatican neighborhood that so many pray for Pope Benedict throughout this unhappy time,” Pelosi stated.