Speculation on next US ambassador to the Holy See
Catholic World News - January 08, 2013
John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter finds that the names of two prominent Catholic professors are being circulated as potential nominees for the vacant post of the US ambassador to the Holy See.
Catholic University’s Stephen Schneck and Duquesne’s Nicholas Cafardi have appropriate credentials are supporters of President Obama, since both served in the presidential re-election effort. But their controversial views on social issues could prompt opposition from the American hierarchy.
Allen also mentions Ken Hackett, the former head of Catholic Relief Services, who has strong ties with both the Obama White House and the US bishops’ conference.
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