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IWP holds reception for new US ambassador to the Vatican

 On Monday, August 24 The Institute of World Politics held a reception in honor of Ambassador Miguel Diaz, the recently-confirmed ninth US representative to the Holy See.  A number of notable Catholic clergymen from the Washington, D.C. area joined IWP students and friends for the occasion. 

The Institute’s Senior Diplomat in Residence, Ambassador Thomas P. Melady — himself a former ambassador to the Vatican — introduced Ambassador Diaz, who has enjoyed a distinguished career as a theologian and professor prior to taking up his diplomatic appointment.