Friday, December 21, 2007

Glendon Confirmed as U.S. Envoy to Holy See

WASHINGTON, D.C., DEC. 21, 2007 ( The U.S. Senate confirmed President George Bush's nomination of Mary Ann Glendon as the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

The Wednesday approval means that Glendon will succeed Francis Rooney, who has represented the United States before the Holy See since 2005. A date for her succession has not been set.

Glendon is the president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and a law professor at Harvard University.

In 1994, Pope John Paul II appointed her to lead the Holy See delegation to the U.N. 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing.

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