Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2022 / 17:18 pm
In a voice vote on Thursday the U.S. Senate confirmed Joe Donnelly as ambassador to the Holy See. The former senator for Indiana was nominated for the post by president Joe Biden in October 2021.
The Jan. 20 vote made Donnelly the twelfth U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.
Donnelly “is a person of deep Catholic faith and commitment to public service, and I am confident that he will serve in this important new role with vision and integrity,” Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C, president of the University of Notre Dame, commented. Donnelly received degrees from the university, and later taught there.
“It comes as no surprise that there was broad bipartisan support for his confirmation, as he has proven throughout his career that he is committed to building relationships and working across divisions,” Fr. Jenkins continued.