Saturday, December 17, 2005

To the US

From Reuters:
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Saturday appointed the Vatican's former ambassador to Israel and the Palestinian territories to be its ambassador in the United States.

Archbishop Pietro Sambi will replace Gabriel Montalvo who has retired as Apostolic Nuncio, the Vatican's title for an ambassador, the Vatican said in a statement.

Since sex abuse scandals in 2002 involving U.S. clergy, one of the key jobs of the ambassador to the United States has been to keep track of reforms implemented by the U.S. Roman Catholic Church.

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