- The Roman Catholic Church has hailed Joe Biden as the projected winner of the US election
- Pope Francis who wished the Democrat well also gave him his blessings
- On his part, Biden reacted to the famous Christian cleric's message with heartfelt appreciation
Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church has sent his congratulatory message to Joe Biden, the projected winner of the United States (US) presidential election.
In a message, Francis gave his blessing to Biden and wished him well as he takes the mantle of leadership of the country in the next four years, Dailymail reports.
Reacting to the famous cleric's remarks, Biden said:
"The president-elect thanked His Holiness for extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation for His Holiness' leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world."
When Biden is sworn -in by January 2021, he will be the second American Catholic president to rule the nation after late John F. Kennedy.
Francis is the latest religious leader who has shunned President Donald Trump's refusal to concede defeat at the US poll.
Meanwhile, the head of the US general services administration had been urged by the campaign of Biden to approve an official transition of power.
Biden’s campaign on Sunday, November 8, made the appeal to Donald Tump's political appointee despite the president's refusal to concede.
A spokeswoman for Emily Murphy, the GSA administrator who was appointed in 2017 by Trump said that “a winner is clear” has not yet been determined. However, the spokeswoman declined to comment on when a decision could be made.
This was stalling Biden's team’s access to millions of dollars in federal funding and the ability to meet with officials at intelligence agencies and other departments.
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