- May 27, 2020
U.S. officials mark the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election.
The Vatican and the U.S. will co-host a summit on religious freedom.
At an event sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, the contribution of nuns to the fight against human trafficking and resolving conflicts was highlighted.
Sister Maria Elena Berini, a Catholic nun from Italy works in CAR with those displaced by the war and remains hopeful for peace within the region.
Newly-appointed American Ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis in a meeting Friday morning, officially marking the beginning of her duties.
Newly-confirmed U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, has stated publicly and indicated to the embassy staff that she will be involved particularly in ongoing U.S.-Vatican efforts in fighting human trafficking and protecting religious liberty around the globe, not just regarding the persecution of Christians, but of any religious minority.