Home » Secretary of State John Kerry » Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: 2009 to 2013 » Former Secretary Clinton's Remarks » 2012 Secretary Clinton's Remarks » Remarks by Secretary Clinton: April 2012 » On the Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on the seventh anniversary of his election. Pope Benedict has worked tirelessly to unite people of different beliefs through a shared faith in humanity and peace.
For the past twenty-eight years, the United States and the Holy See have worked together to promote peace, fight hunger, alleviate poverty, and curb the flow of trafficking in persons. On this anniversary, we reflect on all that we have accomplished, and recommit ourselves to the work that remains. Congratulations and best wishes as you continue a historic tradition of tolerance and global understanding.
The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department.
External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.