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Asian bishops welcome Biden’s election, but

biden black handThe Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences welcomed the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States of America.  --  “We warmly send our prayerful wishes and congratulations to the people of America and the president-elect Joe Biden,” read a statement signed by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon, president of the FABC.

The statement noted that with the election of Biden, the United States “enters into a new phase in their glorious history, affirming democracy and universal good.”   “President-elect Joe Biden comes from a long tradition of Catholic faith-based life,” the Asian bishops’ statement noted.   “His concern for the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor is a refreshing welcome,” it added.
Critics of the president-elect, however, noted that Biden has been an advocate of abortion rights, and even vowed once to enact legislation to make a woman’s freedom to choose to have an abortion “the law of the land.”
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