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Statement of the Knights of Columbus on the Election of Pope Francis

Contact: Andrew T. Walther, Vice President, Communications and Media, Knights of Columbus, 203-824-5412

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 13, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and the 1.8 million members of the Knights of Columbus extend cordial best wishes and prayers to our newly elected pope. The election of Pope Francis - the first pope from the American hemisphere - highlights the fact that America is the continent of baptized Christians, and a place of central importance to the faith today. Pope Francis is well known also for his emphasis on charity - the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. Both in our efforts for evangelization and in our charitable work, we will strive with him to bring the light of Christ to the people of our continent during his historic pontificate.