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Lipinski Statement on Kerry Visit to Vatican

01/15/2014

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) issued the following statement today on Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit this week to the Vatican:

“I am very pleased with Secretary Kerry’s visit to the Vatican yesterday, something I had encouraged him to make a priority in a letter I sent with three of my colleagues in June. This was the first time in nearly nine years that a Secretary of State had visited the Vatican, and it was reported that President Obama will be traveling to meet with Pope Francis in the future. This isn’t just an important bond for tens of millions of Catholic Americans, but a vital diplomatic relationship that facilitates the United States working with the Holy See on a wide range of global issues of peace, justice, humanitarian aid, and religious freedom. I am hopeful that this visit signals that the Administration recognizes the vital importance of the Holy See and how working with it can help advance issues of importance to America and the world.”


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