U.S. Ambassador to Holy See to present credentials on Friday

.- Miguel H. Díaz, the U.S. Ambassador-designate to the Holy See, will present his letter of credentials from President Barack Obama to Pope Benedict XVI on Friday.

A Wednesday statement from the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See said the U.S. and the Holy See have closely worked together on many issues for more than 25 years.

“Our shared priorities include advancing religious freedom and human rights, ensuring peace and security, combating hunger, improving global health, and ending trafficking in persons,” the U.S. Embassy said.

When ambassadors present their letters of credence to the Holy Father, the Pope usually delivers a speech to the diplomat about the current conditions of  his country's society and the local Church.

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