The head of the Vatican City, Pope Francis, on Thursday, recognized Joe Biden, the candidate of Democratic Party as the winner of the November 3 presidential election.
According to Biden Transition Team, Pope Francis and Biden spoke on the phone earlier on Thursday as quoted by Metro UK.
A spokesperson said: “President-elect Joe Biden spoke this morning with His Holiness Pope Francis.
“The president-elect thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation for His Holiness’s leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.”
“The president-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind on issues such as caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.”
Biden, the second Catholic President-elect of the United States, has met at least two out of the three last Popes.
Joe Biden emerged winner of the just concluded presidential election after pulling over 270 Electoral College votes, although he has not officially been announced the winner.
Incumbent President Trump has refused to accept defeat, though Joe Biden has assumed his role as the President-elect, doing necessary preparations to take over the White House.
Trump has gone to court, challenging the election result, alleging that there were massive fraud and corruption in the poll.
The incumbent President Trump has expressed hope and confidence that the result to be announced next week will put him at a lead against Joe Biden.
Recently, Pope Francis said that Trump “is not a Christian” while reacting to the campaign promises of the President to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for the wall at the border.
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