On Thursday Pope Francis recognised Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov 3 presidential election.
Biden, who is only but the second Catholic President in the US, has met at least two of the last three Popes.
The US presidential election was a tight battle between the incumbent President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, candidate of the Republican Party.
Joe Biden, however, emerged as winner after polling over 270 electoral college votes, although the winner has not been officially announced.
Although Biden has since assumed his role as the President-elect, preparing to take over the White House, the incumbent, President Trump has refused to concede defeat.
Trump has gone to court challenging Biden’s victory in the election which he (Trump) alleged was marred by massive corruption and fraud.
The incumbent has recently expressed hope of being declared winner of the election, saying results that would be announced next week would put him ahead of Biden.
Pope Francis had recently said that Trump “is not Christian” in reaction to the President’s campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.