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Pope Francis to appoint new US ambassador, replacing Kim Davis' Buddy, Vigano

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WaPo: The Vatican will appoint Archbishop Christophe Pierre to be the new ambassador to the U.S., replacing an ambassador whose tenure has sparked controversy, reports say...the Vatican normally would not declare that someone has been nominated to this diplomatic position until the White House approved the Vatican’s choice. Pierre is currently the Vatican's ambassador to Mexico, highlighting Pope Francis's focus on immigration issues. The current ambassador to the U.S.,  Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, has reached the statutory retirement age ... Viganò was in the spotlight in September, when he hosted an unexpected meeting at his D.C. residence between Pope Francis and Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, inflaming a nationwide debate over her decision.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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