2013-04-26 L’Osservatore Romano
Yesterday afternoon, 24 April, at around 6:00 p.m. Pope Francis telephoned Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The Pontiff thanked him for his telegram of good wishes on his nameday and expressed his appreciation for the President’s willingness to accept his reelection as head of state. “Mr President, I have telephoned you to thank you” , he said, “for your example. You have set an example for me. With your actions you have brought to life the fundamental principle of coexistence: that unity is superior to conflict. I am moved by your decision”.