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Statement By Premier Mcguinty On The Election Of Pope Benedict XVI

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Statement By Premier Mcguinty On The Election Of Pope Benedict XVI

Office of the Premier

QUEEN'S PARK -- On behalf of the people of Ontario, I welcome the news of the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

This is an important day for Roman Catholics in Ontario and around the world. Just as the world mourned the passing of John Paul II, it now looks forward to a new pontificate with hope and anticipation.

I know that His Holiness will be able to draw on the hopes and prayers of the world community. May he guide his flock with leadership and wisdom, and in so doing, bring all of humanity closer.

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