Ninety-five percent of Luxembourg citizens are Catholic. For that, Pope John Paul II gave Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg a nice big papal peck on the forehead.
Speaking of Luxembourg and popes, Grand Duke Henri sent his heartfelt congratulations to Pope Francis I.
With the Grand Duchess I congratulate wholeheartedly Your Holiness for your election as Bishop of Rome, successor of St. Peter. Together with the people of Luxembourg we welcome the first Pope of the American continent. We wish you a bright and fruitful pontificate and send our thoughts and our prayers as well as our filial attachment.