Long Island, New York, May 6, 2023 / 06:00 am
Growing up, Joe Donnelly wanted to be the center fielder for the New York Yankees. Now he’s the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
Donnelly, 67, has been the ambassador since 2022. He recently sat down with Colm Flynn of EWTN News In Depth for an interview about his background and political career. He also discussed the war in Ukraine as well as religious persecution in China.
How did Donnelly — whose first time ever in Rome, Italy, was his first day on the job as ambassador — get to his current position?
In the interview, Donnelly shared that his mother died of breast cancer when he was only 10 years old.