Pope Congratulates UK Prime Minister on 4th Child

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LONDON, AUG. 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI sent a note to U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife to congratulate them for the birth of their fourth child.



"The Holy Father is pleased to learn of the birth of the daughter of the Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, and sends his congratulations," the note said, which was released today by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Samantha Cameron, 39, gave birth to a baby girl Tuesday while the family was on vacation in region of Cornwall. The couple's oldest son, Ivan died last year at 6 years old from complications related to cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy. They have two other children: Nancy, 6, and Arthur, 4.

The newest member of the prime minister's family was given the name Florence Rose Endellion.

Endellion is a traditional Cornish name that derives from St. Endelienta, who was born circa 470 and is said to be one of the daughters of St. Brychan, King of Brycheiniogking. Endelienta evangelized North Cornwall, and is said to have led a very austere life.