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    International Visitor Leadership Program participant Olga Zhyvytsya

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    Brian Grim speaks to Vatican Radio about religious freedom and business

  • The cooking priest in action for the Embassy’s culinary diplomacy program

    Helping Human Trafficking Victims from the Kitchen

  • State of the Union 2015

    State of the Union 2015

  • US Ambassador speaks to Vatican Radio about the Pope’s address to the Diplomatic Corps.

    US Ambassador speaks to Vatican Radio about the Pope’s address to the Diplomatic Corps.

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  • International Visitor Leadership Program participant Olga Zhyvytsya
    International Visitor Leadership Program participant Olga Zhyvytsya

    February 2015 -- Olga Zhyvytsya, the coordinator of COATNET (Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings), went to the United States on a 2-week U.S. State Department-sponsored program about human trafficking. COATNET is based at the Caritas Internationalis offices in the Vatican. 

  • Brian Grim speaks to Vatican Radio about religious freedom and business
    Brian Grim speaks to Vatican Radio about religious freedom and business

    February 2015 -- A Catholic and member of the World Economic Forum’s council on the role of faith and an advisor for the religion & geopolitics project of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Brian J. Grim established the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation to educate the business community about how religious freedom is good for business and how by promoting it, businesses can help make a better world.  

  • The cooking priest in action for the Embassy’s culinary diplomacy program
    The cooking priest in action for the Embassy’s culinary diplomacy program

    February 2015 -- The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See teamed up with EWTN’s Fr. Leo Patalinghug to help victims of human trafficking, starting in the kitchen of the Pontifical North American college’s residence for priests. 

  • State of the Union 2015
    State of the Union 2015

    January 20, 2015 -- [...]"We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many. " 

  • Papal speech to diplomats: US Ambassador on Cuba, Guantanamo, Paris Vatican Radio
    Papal speech to diplomats: US Ambassador on Cuba, Guantanamo, Paris Vatican Radio

    January 2015 -- "(Vatican Radio) U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Kenneth Hackett says “a lot of progress” has been made in the normalization of ties between the United States and Cuba and confirms that the White House wants to close down Guantanamo Bay prison" 

  • Christmas message from Ambassador Hackett
    Christmas message from Ambassador Hackett

    December 2014 -- "Ambassador Hackett wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!" 

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30th Anniversary of U.S.-Holy See Relations


Meet Ken Hackett Video

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2013 Int'l Religious Freedom Report

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

2013 Human Rights Report

  • 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights

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