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Cardinal Dolan closes out Republican convention
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TAMPA,FL - After days of spirited speeches centered around policy and removing President Obama from office, Cardinal Timothy Dolan traded politics for prayer.
"Almighty God, we beg your continued blessings on this sanctuary of freedom and on all those who proudly call America home," Dolan announced as he gave the benediction, drawing the Republican National Convention to its close.
"Bless those families whose ancestors arrived on these shores generations ago, as well as those families that have come recently to build a better future while weaving their lives into the rich tapestry of America."
The former Milwaukee Archbishop is the nation's highest-ranking Catholic as the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
"Most of all, almighty God we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country. We are indeed a nation under God, and in God we trust."
Dolan will be in Charlotte, N.C next week, giving the closing blessing for the Democratic National Convention.