The pope said that he would pray that "the ideals of freedom and justice that guided the founders of the United States of America continue to illuminate the path of this nation" ...
... the pope wanted to emphasize the need for Obama to respect the fundamental human and spiritual values and promote "the culture of life and religious freedom"Read the entire story.
From Cardinal Dolan:
In particular, we pray that you will exercise your office to pursue the common good, especially in care of the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant. We will continue to stand in defense of life, marriage, and our first, most cherished liberty, religious freedom. We pray, too, that you will help restore a sense of civility to the public order, so our public conversations may be imbued with respect and charity toward everyone.Read the entire letter.