Senate Confirms Catholic Ambassador to Vatican Who Backed Pro-Abortion Pols

The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Miguel Diaz, a Catholic professor President Barack Obama nominated to become the next Vatican ambassador. However, some pro-life advocates opposed Diaz’s nomination because he supported Obama and other pro-abortion politicians. Diaz is a professor of theology at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, and St. John’s University in Collegeville, both in Minnesota and is the first Hispanic named to represent the U.S. to the Holy See. He issued a statement thanking the Senate and Obama “for the confidence he has invested in me.”