|United States Ambassador to the Holy See|
August 20, 2013
|Preceded by||Miguel H. Diaz|
Hackett attended Boston College, graduating in 1968. He then joined the Peace Corps, and served in Ghana. Afterwards, he joined CRS, serving in Africa and Asia. He was eventually named the president of CRS, retiring in 2011.
He presented his Letters of Credence to Pope Francis on 21 October 2013.
Awards and Honors
- Gibson, David (August 3, 2013). "Ken Hackett Is Next Vatican Ambassador: Former Charity Head Unanimously Confirmed By Senate". Huffington Post.
- Pitts, Jonathan (June 14, 2013). "Obama names former CRS head ambassador to the Vatican". The Baltimore Sun.
- ""Ken Hackett, Notre Dame Laetare medalist, nominated U.S. ambassador to the Holy See"". Notre Dame News. June 20, 2013.
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