Bush sister-in-law to head U.S. delegation at papal anniversary
Published: October 9, 2003
ROME (CNS) -- U.S. President George W. Bush has named his sister-in-law, Columba Bush, to head his official delegation to Vatican celebrations of Pope John Paul II's 25th anniversary and the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The U.S. Embassy to the Vatican also said Ambassador Jim Nicholson would be part of the delegation to the Oct. 16-19 celebrations. The delegation is expected to include 12-15 members, but as of Oct. 9 the list had not been finalized, a spokesman for the embassy said. Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard law professor, told Catholic News Service that she will be a part of the delegation, along with Catholic commentators Mary Ellen Bork and Peggy Noonan. Also part of the delegation will be Sister Mary Rose McGeady, a Daughter of Charity and former Covenant House president.
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