U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer has been invited, and is scheduled to attend, the Official State Arrival Ceremony of Pope Benedict XVI at the White House in Washington, DC tomorrow April 16, 2008.
The state arrival is an official welcome ceremony reserved for heads of state. This is the first papal visit to the White House since 1979 and it is Pope Benedict’s first visit to the United States as Pontiff.
“It is a great honor to be invited to participate in this historic visit,” said Schaffer. “I look forward to hearing his words of encouragement and exhortation.”
Schaffer received the Benemerenti Medal in 2003 from Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput on behalf of Pope John Paul II. The Benemerenti Medal was instituted in 1832 by Pope Gregory XVI. It is conferred on those who have exhibited exceptional public service to their community.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Schaffer Scheduled To Attend Official State Arrival Ceremony For Pope Benedict XVI
From a Schaffer press release: