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Five former US envoys to Holy See endorse Romney candidacy

Catholic World News - January 09, 2012

Five former US ambassadors to the Vatican have joined in a public statement of endorsement for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The former ambassadors are Thomas Melady, Raymond Flynn, James Nicholson, Francis Rooney, and Mary Ann Glendon. Among them, they served at the Vatican from 1989 to 1997 and from 2001 to 2009. Ambassadors Melady, Nicholson, Rooney, and Glendon were appointed by Republican presidents. Ambassador Flynn, a former Mayor of Boston, is a lifelong Democrat.

The endorsement from the five ambassadors was issued before the New Hampshire presidential primary, in which Romney, the acknowledged front-runner, faced competition from (among others) two Catholic candidates: Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Jan. 10, 2012 1:45 AM ET USA

    Two failed marriages involving infidelity might be a sufficient reason for dissing Gingrich. But Santorum? he has beenrock solid on prolife, embryonic stem cell research, and other Catholic principles. Are they bowing to the republican high council, the primarilly liberal mainstream media, and the belief that Romney stands a better chance to garner the votes of the moderates, independents, and dissaffected democrats than the others that remain?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 09, 2012 8:11 PM ET USA

    Politics as usual trumps two candidates who, for the first time in my memory, are Catholics who actually seem to take Catholic moral theology seriously. I'm very disappointed in Glendon. Romney is a clone of every Republican loser in recent memory.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jan. 09, 2012 6:44 PM ET USA

    Another disappointment. They should be backing Santorum, the orthodox Catholic candidate, rather than the backer of Romneycare, which is very similar to Obamacare. Romney is another flip-flopper on the life issues, as well.

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