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Archbishop Cordileone Prays for Joe Biden on Inauguration Day, States His Support for USCCB President
On Wednesday, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco welcomed Archbishop Gomez’s “timely call for healing as a country as the new administration assumes office.”
The letter was signed by Bishop John Sherrington, an auxiliary bishop of Westminster with responsibility for life issues at the English and Welsh bishops’ conference, and Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth, the patient’s local bishop.
Biden, the second Catholic to become president of the United States, said on Wednesday that “to restore the soul and secure the future of America requires so much more than words."
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Archbishop Gomez voiced hope that Biden will be willing to work with the Church and avoid expanding abortion and contraception.