Pope Francis I http://wfpl.org en Mitch McConnell Congratulates Pope Francis http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-congratulates-pope-francis <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising the <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/who-pope-francis">selection of Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio</a> to head the Catholic Church as the new pope.</p><p>From McConnell's office:</p><blockquote><p>"Catholics across Kentucky and the entire U.S. celebrate the election of Pope Francis I, and I join Americans of all faiths to congratulate him on becoming the spiritual leader of the world’s more than one billion Catholics.</p><p></p><p>As a voice of clarity and force on the great moral challenges of our time, the Pope plays a uniquely constructive role in world affairs, and as a herald of the Christian message of charity and reconciliation he calls all of us to a greater recognition of the inherent dignity of all men and women. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:34:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4477 at http://wfpl.org