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Ambassador shares memories of September 11th

Ambassador Ken Hackett spoke with Vatican Radio’s Tracey McClure on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and their lasting political and social effects on the United States.  The Ambassador shared his own personal story of where he was on September 11th and also discussed whether enough had been done ...
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International Journalists Get Primer on U.S.-Vatican Relations

On September 8, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See hosted over 30 journalists from around the world for a reception and conversation about the embassy’s unique bilateral relationship with the Vatican. Political Counselor Peter Martin spoke with 38 visitors from around the world who were in Rome for “The Church Up Close” , a bi-annual seminar for journalists, organized by ...
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U.S. official commends Catholic response to “Slavery at Sea”

Kari Johnstone, Principal Deputy Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, came to Rome to attend an advisory group meeting on maritime human trafficking. In media interviews with Catholic News Service, EWTN and Vatican Radio, she said the Pope’s engagement with the issue of human trafficking has positively impacted efforts to fight it, and she ...
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Embassy sponsors IVLP visits to United States

This spring and summer, two staff members of the Holy See traveled to the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , learning about American government and culture. Dr. Tebaldo Vinciguerra of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Monsignor Visvaldas Kulbokas of the Secretariat of State’s Second Section visited several cities and participated in cultural and professional exchange. ...
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