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Thomas Melady, former US ambassador to Holy See, dies at 86

January 08, 2014

Thomas Melady, a former US ambassador to the Holy See, died in Washington on January 6 at the age of 86.

Melady was named to the Vatican post by President George H. W. Bush in 1989; he served until 1993. He had previously served as US ambassador in Burundi and later in Uganda. From 1976 to 1986 he was president of Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

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