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  • Ambassador’s wife shares her memories about origins of Ebola virus

    Ambassador’s wife shares her memories about origins of Ebola virus

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary White: Call to action for 'Global Covenant of World Religions'

    Deputy Assistant Secretary White: Call to action for 'Global Covenant of World Religions'

  • DCM Victoria Alvarado: Religions can help resolve Conflicts

    DCM Victoria Alvarado: Religions can help resolve Conflicts

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  • Ambassador’s wife shares her memories about origins of Ebola virus
    Ambassador’s wife shares her memories about origins of Ebola virus

    October 23, 2014 -- (Vatican Radio) Joan Hackett is the wife of the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Kenneth Hackett, and spoke about her memories of the first known outbreak of Ebola in the 1970’s when she was working in the field of primary health care in Africa. 

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary White: Call to action for 'Global Covenant of World Religions'
    Deputy Assistant Secretary White: Call to action for 'Global Covenant of World Religions'

    October 23, 2014 -- (Vatican Radio) Faced with the urgent crisis provoked by Islamic state extremists, faith leaders must work harder to prevent religiously motivated violence. That’s the view of Jerry White, deputy assistant Secretary of State in the U.S. government’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. 

  • DCM Victoria Alvarado: Religions can help resolve Conflicts
    DCM Victoria Alvarado: Religions can help resolve Conflicts

    October 21, 2014 -- (Vatican Radio) “We are seeing an increase in the use of religion to advance political ambitions and often as a legitimizer: an excuse for violence:” that’s according to the new Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See who arrived in Rome this past August. 

  • 30th Anniversary: Ambassador Hackett’s remarks at Temple University Rome
    30th Anniversary: Ambassador Hackett’s remarks at Temple University Rome

    October 6, 2014 -- Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be here today to launch our Embassy’s photo exhibit for the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Holy See relations. I would like to thank the Dean of Temple University Rome, Hilary Link, for her partnership with us on this event, and for hosting our exhibit so the students can learn more about the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See.  

  • 30th Anniversary: DCM Victoria Alvarado’s remarks at the American University of Rome
    30th Anniversary: DCM Victoria Alvarado’s remarks at the American University of Rome

    American University of Rome, October 2, 2014 -- Good afternoon. I’m pleased to be here today to launch our Embassy’s photo exhibit for the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Holy See relations. I would like to thank Executive Vice President of AUR, Dr. Andrew Thompson, for his partnership with us on this event, and for hosting our exhibit so the students can learn more about the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See.  

  • Chargé d’Affaires Remarks Sant’Egidio 9/11 Prayer Service Santa Maria in Trastevere Church
    Chargé d’Affaires Remarks Sant’Egidio 9/11 Prayer Service Santa Maria in Trastevere Church

    September 11, 2014 -- Good evening Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Ambassadors to the Holy See, friends, and guests. It is an honor to participate in this prayer service tonight. As you know, today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. 

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