October 9, 2009.
The Vatican supports U.S President Barack Obama as the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for promoting international peace and nuclear disarmament.
The Vatican says that this important recognition can help the president to continue this difficult and essential work for the future of humanity. Thus hope will lead to positive results.
Obama visited the Pope for the first time in July, during the G8 meeting. During the meeting, the Pope and the President discussed abortion, immigration in the U.S and the conflict in the Middle East.