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Pope Francis congratulates Biden on projected election win

President-elect Joe Biden spoke with Pope Francis on Thursday, according to his transition team. 

Biden, a devout Catholic, thanked the Pope for “extending blessings and congratulations,” saying he expressed a desire to work together “on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind.”

Biden’s faith made a presence on his victory speech, where he cited the Catholic hymn, “On Eagles’ Wings.” He closed his speech with the hymn, adding: “And now, together — on eagle’s wings — we embark on the work that God and history have called upon us to do.”

Biden is the only the second Catholic president, following President John F. Kennedy. 

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