VATICAN CITY — U.S. President-elect Barack Obama telephoned Pope Benedict XVI to thank the pope for his message of congratulations on his election victory.
The pope was one of the many world leaders Obama has been contacting since his Nov. 4 win.
Vatican spokesperson Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi confirmed to Catholic News Service Nov. 12 that the president-elect telephoned the pope Nov. 11 “to thank the pope for his telegram, his congratulations” on winning the U.S. presidential election.
Further details about the call were not known, Father Lombardi said.
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