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Cardinal Dolan Calls On President Obama to Pursue Common Good for the Defenseless

President of US Bishops Conference Sends Letter of Congratulation to Reelected US Leader

By Junno Arocho

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 9, 2012 (Zenit.org).- In a letter to US President Barack Obama, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), congratulated the President on his recent reelection while urging him to defend "the most vulnerable."

Cardinal Dolan wished President Obama well in his second term and offered his prayers to the administration. "The people of our country have again entrusted you with a great responsibility," the cardinal said.

"The Catholic Bishops of the United States offer our prayers that God will give you strength and wisdom to meet the difficult challenges that face America."

The president of the USSCB also prayed for the President to exercise his office to pursue the common good for "the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant." Cardinal Dolan also stated that the U.S Bishops will continue their stand in the defense of life, marriage and religious freedom.

Cardinal Dolan concluded his letter, hoping that President Obama would help restore "restore a sense of civility to the public order, so our public conversations may be imbued with respect and charity toward everyone."

"May God bless you and Vice President Biden as you prepare for your second term in service to our country and its citizens, the cardinal said.

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