Ken Hackett, of Catholic Relief Services, Now US Ambassador to Vatican

CathNews: (NCR Online)Ken Hackett, retired president of Catholic Relief Services, received Senate confirmation Thursday as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

“We are overjoyed that the country will be represented by a man who through his decades of service has demonstrated his commitment to the dignity and sanctity of life and fighting global poverty,” said Carolyn Woo, current CRS president and chief executive officer, in a statement Friday. “We look forward to working with the new ambassador as he engages the Vatican and Pope Francis towards the common goal of advancing peace and justice in the world.” More on this here.