|United States Ambassador to the Holy See|
October 21, 2013 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Miguel Díaz|
|Succeeded by||Callista Gingrich|
|Born||Kenneth Francis Hackett
January 27, 1947
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Alma mater||Boston College|
Hackett attended Boston College, graduating in 1968. He then joined the Peace Corps and served in Ghana. Afterwards, he joined Catholic Relief Services (CRS), serving in Africa and Asia. He was named the president of CRS, retiring in 2011.
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.
- "Former charity head confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Vatican". Washington Post. August 2, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2015.
- "Le Udienze". press.vatican.va. 16 January 2017. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- ""Ken Hackett, Notre Dame Laetare medalist, nominated U.S. ambassador to the Holy See"". Notre Dame News. June 20, 2013.
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