Publications by Thomas P. Melady

Pope Benedict XVI and Islam: Reflections on the future

Publication Date: Fall 2006

Professor Thomas Melady, former US Ambassador to the Vatican, examines Pope Benedict XVI's September 12, 2006 speech at the University of Regensburg in Germany that many Muslims found unduly provocative. In this article, Ambassador Melady looks at what was said, along with the Pope's intentions and other circumstances of the speech.   {read more}

A new beginning for Albania

Publication Date: Fall 2006

Ambassador Melady writes the Ambassadors Review about the prospects for Albania under Prime Minister Sali Berisha.  {read more}

John Paul II rejected assassination inquiry 'for now'

Publication Date: April 29, 2005

In his very calm voice, Pope John Paul II told me that he did not want the United States government to make an issue of the 1981 plot to assassinate him. It was Oct. 1, 1989, in the pope’s private study after the public presentation of my credentials as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.  {read more}

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