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Pelosi Statement on Election of Pope Benedict XVI

Location: Washington, DC

Pelosi Statement on Election of Pope Benedict XVI

Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI:

"The incredible outpouring of love and appreciation for Pope John Paul II has been a profound testament to his life, to the power of faith, and to the Catholic Church.

"People around the world will now look to Pope Benedict XVI for inspiration and guidance. Cardinal Ratzinger earned the trust and respect of Pope John Paul II, who did God's work here on earth, seeking peace and justice for all. I hope that Pope Benedict XVI will build on that legacy.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Pope Benedict XVI."

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