Vatican City, Apr 11, 2022 / 05:00 am
The new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See officially began his term on Monday with an audience with Pope Francis.
Ambassador Joe Donnelly presented his credentials to the pope at the Vatican’s apostolic palace on April 11.
“I look forward to deepening our ties with the Holy See. My family and I are proud to be members of the Catholic faith,” Donnelly said in a video message published by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See.
“From my childhood, through my college and law school years at the University of Notre Dame, through years of public service in Indiana and Washington, D.C., the Catholic Church has been a core part of my life and my values.”