Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration Mass of Pope Francis – includes Republican New Mexico Governor (and potential 2016 candidate?)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2013

 

Vice President Biden to Lead Presidential Delegation to Attend the Mass for the Inauguration of the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis

 

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Inauguration Mass celebrating the Pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis, which will take place on March 19, 2013.

 

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr., Vice President of the United States, will lead the delegation.

 

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

 

The Honorable Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of New Mexico

 

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives and United States Representative from California

 

Dr. John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University

 

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