Pope Francis Congratulates Joe Biden .
Politico reports the pope spoke with Biden by phone on Thursday morning.
According to a statement from the Biden transition team, the president-elect thanked him ... .
... "for extending blessings and congratulations and noted his appreciation for His Holiness’ leadership in promoting peace, reconciliation, and the common bonds of humanity around the world.".
Biden will be the first Roman Catholic president since John F.
Other world leaders to have congratulated Biden in recent days include French President Emmanuel Macron.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel