Saturday, November 7, 2020
US Bishops' President Election Statement Acknowledges Biden and Prays for Defense of Life - Full Text
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) November 7, 2020
Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau Tweeted:
If the results are confirmed, Biden will become the 46th President of the United States of America.
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020
"Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement."
"The US is our important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security."
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 7, 2020The media polls on Saturday, November 7, 2020, showed Biden surpassing 270 Electoral College votes with a win in Pennsylvania, with victories in swing states Michigan and Wisconsin. The election results counting has been going on for over three days. Election results also show Biden won the national popular vote. Incumbent President Donald Trump has vowed to challenge the election results in court, saying “this election is far from over." The official counting of votes is still continuing. Joe Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and raised in Delaware. He was Barack Obama’s vice president in 2008.
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Religious Leaders in the UK Write Letter to Government Calling for Freedom to Worship - Saying Public Worship is COVID Secure - FULL TEXT
Public Worship is Covid-19 secure, say faith leaders ahead of four-week lockdown in
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has joined UK faith leaders in writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to express the view that there is no scientific justification for the wholesale suspension of public worship from Thursday, 5 November.
Vatican to Release Report about Former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick on November 10 Before US Bishops' Meeting
Authorities at the Vatican announced Nov. 6 that the Holy See will release Nov. 10 the report on the investigation about former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick.
The report's release will be before the U.S. bishops gather (online) Nov. 16 and 17 for their annual meeting.
"On Tuesday, 10th November 2020, at 2 p.m. (Rome time), the Holy See will publish the report on the Holy See's institutional knowledge and decision-making process related to former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (from 1930 to 2017), prepared by the Secretariat of State by mandate of the Pope," Vatican officials said.
It also stated: "The same day, an hour before publication, a section of the document will be provided in advance to accredited journalists."
In digital update to the Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan explained:
"We are also still waiting for the release of the so-called 'McCarrick Report' by the Holy See, detailing the damning story of former-cardinal Theodore McCarrick," Cardinal Dolan wrote in a Nov. 5 email addressed to Catholics in the archdiocese. "That could be another black-eye for the church."
But he said it was necessary to confront the truth.
"Better that the story come out, in all its awful detail, to both bring some measure of peace to the victim-survivors, as well as serve as a lesson on how to prevent a similar recurrence in the future," Cardinal Dolan wrote. "We can thank Pope Francis for keeping his promise to undertake and release this report."
McCarrick was dismissed by the Vatican from the clerical state in February 2019 following an investigation of accusations that he had abused children early on in his career of more than 60 years as a cleric, and that he also had abused seminarians as a bishop.
The Vatican said it would launch an investigation.
At the 2019 U.S. bishops meeting in Baltimore, the last time U.S. prelates gathered physically as a group before the pandemic, Cardinal O'Malley said that "we made it clear to Cardinal (Pietro) Parolin at the leadership of the Curia that the priests and the people of our country are anxious to receive the Holy See's explanation of this tragic situation, how he could become an archbishop and cardinal, who knew what and when."
Cardinal Parolin said the Vatican's intention had been to publish the report before the bishops' November 2019 meeting, Cardinal O'Malley reported, "but the investigation has involved various dioceses in the United States as well as many offices" at the Vatican and a much larger than expected "corpus" of information than anticipated.
Edited from CNS and Catholic Register