COVID-19 Information

Updated September 14, 2020 Country-Specific Information: Italy has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 Travel Warning  recommending travelers defer all non-essential travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19.  In addition, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a  Level 3 Health Notice  for Italy due to COVID-19 concerns and …

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Ambassador Hackett remembers heroes of Haiti earthquake

On the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Ambassador Kenneth Hackett wrote a blog post for Caritas Internationalis, a worldwide federation of the Catholic charities, remembering the “unsung heroes” of the quake’s aftermath. The Ambassador, who was President of Catholic Relief Services (one of the members of the federation) at the time, recalled local …

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Ambassador Hackett reflects on the 2010 Haiti earthquake

In January 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti, killing or injuring thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. At the time, Ambassador Kenneth Hackett headed Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and oversaw its immediate aid to the victims, ultimately providing nearly 500 personnel. On the 6th anniversary of the earthquake, Ambassador Hackett visited Vatican Radio to discuss the …

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