Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
March 13, 2020
On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I congratulate His Holiness Pope Francis upon the seventh anniversary of his election to the Chair of Saint Peter.
The United States and the Holy See cooperate closely to advance religious freedom, combat human trafficking, and promote human dignity around the world. I look forward to our continued partnership to promote democracy, freedom, and human rights