COVID-19 Information

Updated March 25, 2020 The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Italy due to a recent outbreak of COVID-19 Level 4 – Do Not Travel to: Lombardy and Veneto due to the level of community transmission of the virus and imposition of local quarantine procedures. Country-Specific Information: Italy …

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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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