Rep. Kelly Congratulates Pope Francis of Argentina

Mar 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement today to congratulate Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on his election as Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church.

“My wife Vicki and I extend our heartfelt congratulations to Pope Francis of Argentina. We happily join our fellow Catholics in Western Pennsylvania and everywhere in the world in welcoming the new Bishop of Rome. As we celebrate this historic occasion, our prayers are with the new Pontiff as he ascends to the chair of St. Peter and prepares to lead the Catholic Church and its 1.2 billion followers around the globe."