Boehner on Pope Benedict: ‘Extraordinary humility and love for the Church’

Boehner on Pope Benedict: ‘Extraordinary humility and love for the Church’

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Speaker Boehner released a statement this morning on the news that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down at the end of this month. His statement is beautiful, and is a wonderful way to wash away the horrible taste left by the hate-filled rantings that erupted at the news.

Boehner says Pope’s decision “displays extraordinary humility and love for the Church, 2 things that have been the hallmarks of his service”

— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) February 11, 2013

Speaker Boehner praises Pope Benedict’s “humility” in statement on his resignation.

— Alicia M. Cohn (@aliciacohn) February 11, 2013

Boehner: “The prayers and gratitude of American Catholics are with Pope Benedict XVI today.”

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 11, 2013

Speaker Boehner in statement on Pope Benedict speaks of his sacrifices to sow the seeds of “hope, justice, and compassion”in the world.

— DonnaCassataAP (@DonnaCassataAP) February 11, 2013

Boehner statement on the Pope’s resignation. He’s the second highest-ranking Catholic in politics, after VP Biden twitter.com/HuffPostPol/st…

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) February 11, 2013

Speaker Boehner’s statement re: Pope resignation: speaker.gov/press-release/…

— Lavina Ramchandani (@LavBug87) February 11, 2013

His statement in full:

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding the decision announced today by Pope Benedict XVI:

“The prayers and gratitude of American Catholics are with Pope Benedict XVI today.  The Holy Father’s decision displays extraordinary humility and love for the Church, two things that have been the hallmarks of his service.  Americans were inspired by his visit to the United States in 2008, and by his quiet, steady leadership of the Church in uncertain times.  People of all nations have been blessed by the sacrifices he has made to sow the seeds of hope, justice, and compassion throughout the world in the name of Our Lord and Savior.”

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