Gov. Hogan receives Pope's blessing for 'cancer patients everywhere'

Courtesy of Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met Pope Francis on Thursday. Hogan, who is undergoing treatment for B-cell non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, received the Pope's blessing for cancer patients everywhere.

In a Facebook post Hogan wrote;

"It was an incredible honor to meet His Holiness Pope Francis today in Washington and receive his blessings on behalf of all cancer patients. My faith, like the faith of countless other patients like me, gives me strength to defeat this disease, and continue to be the best public steward I can be for the people of this great state.

"I am inspired by the Pope's words this week: He said that "Service is never ideological, for we do not serve ideas, we serve people." Working to make people's lives better is something I can understand and will continue to put to work in my administration as well as my life."

Pope Francis arrived in Washington DC late Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday he spoke at the White House and met with President Obama. On Thursday he became the first pope to address a Joint Meeting of the United States Congress.

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