Foreign Minister Westerwelle congratulates new Pope

14.03.2013 - Press release

Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement in Berlin today in response to the election of Pope Francis I:

I congratulate Pope Francis on his election. The historic election of the first Latin American pope is yet another demonstration of how much the world has changed and what significant shifts are taking place in the global balance and among global perceptions. I wish Pope Francis a pontificate of peace.

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