Pope hails Thatcher’s ‘promotion of freedom’

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Pope Francis on Monday, April 8, 2013, hailed Britain’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher for her “promotion of freedom” and said he was “saddened” by her passing.

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Monday hailed Britain’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher for her “promotion of freedom” and said he was “saddened” by her passing.

The Argentine pope “recalls with appreciation the Christian values which underpinned her commitment to public service and to the promotion of freedom among the family of nations,” a condolence note read.

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