Barack Obama,  Caroline Kennedy,  Catholicism,  Vatican

Vatican Blocks Obama Appointment of Caroline Kennedy as United States Ambassador to The Holy See

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy responds during an interview, Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in New York

Well, what does Kennedy expect? She is in favor or abortion and gay marriage.

Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint.

Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy’s daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.

The Italian paper said that the Vatican strongly disapproved of Mr Obama’s support for abortion and stem cell research. The impasse over the ambassadorial appointment threatens to cloud his meeting with the Pope during a G8 summit in Itay in July.

Ms Kennedy, 53, has said that she supports abortion. Raymond Flynn, a former US ambassador to the Vatican, said earlier this week that Ms Kennedy would be a poor choice.

“It’s imperative, it’s essential that the person who represents us to the Holy See be a person who has pro-life values. I hope the President doesn’t make that mistake,” he told the Boston Herald. “She said she was pro-choice. I don’t assume she’s going to change that, which is problematic.”

And, Caroline Kennedy reportedly has the run of the mill Obama appointment tax problems too.

Obama may have a real problem on his hands finding soemone from his Far Left constituency to appoint to The Holy See.

Oh well……

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  • Francis Pimentel-Pinto

    It should not be forgotten that the United States Government also has the power to object to the appointment of any Vatican Nuncio to the United States.Furthermore, there is no need to appoint a Catholic as Ambassador.

  • Flap

    Let Obama object to a Vatican appointment and see how many Catholioc votes that wins the Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections.

  • Ling

    I’m more interested by how the President is giving away the keys and the house to the Kennedys. Why try to fit in Caroline Kennedy somewhere where she doesn’t fit? That’s twice now. And I just read that even the White House dog is a gift from the Kennedys. He might as well change his name to Barack Kennedy and be done with it.