Ken Hackett Nomination

06.14.2013 | Hot Topics, Faculty, International, Catholic

Statement from Miguel Diaz, University of Dayton professor of faith and culture and immediate past U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, on the nomination of Ken Hackett as the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

I send my congratulations to Ken Hackett, nominated today by President Obama as the 10th U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. As the former head of Catholic Relief Services, with service throughout Africa and Asia and as a Peace Corps volunteer, Ken brings a wealth of experience and perspective on issues related to global health and humanitarian assistance, as well as service to the poor, an important focus for Pope Francis. I wish him much success as he builds bridges between the United States and the Holy See. 

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