Ambassador Francis Rooney joins American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe for a discussion on U.S.-Vatican relations. Ambassador Rooney reviews the first U.S. ambassadorial appointment to the Holy See, the role of papal nuncios (the Vatican's ambassadors), and the cornerstone of Holy See diplomacy. Ambassador Rooney served as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See under President George W. Bush.
Ambassador Francis Rooney served as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See under President George W. Bush. He currently represents Florida's 19th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.
Ambassador Jim Rosapepe served as the U.S. Ambassador to Romania from 1998 to 2001 and is a member of the CAA Board of Directors. He currently is Chairman and CEO of Patuxent Capital Group LLC and serves in the Maryland State Senate.